Postal Service receives cybersecurity report card with mixed grades
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.