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Postal Service receives cybersecurity report card with mixed grades

August 24, 2022

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  • The Postal Service’s latest cybersecurity report card is a mixed bag. The Postal Service operates one of the world’s largest networks, crawling with more than 1.1 million devices and 92.5 petabytes of data.
  • A new USPS inspector general audit said the Postal Service is doing a better job of securing that network since a 2014 data breach. But the IG also said USPS needs stronger centralized oversight of its cybersecurity practices.
  • The partially redacted report found instances where the Postal Service didn’t enforce cybersecurity policies, like ensuring application owners fix security deficiencies. USPS agreed with recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity compliance measures.
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