Did you know that today is Data Privacy Day? The National Cyber Security Alliance organizes Data Privacy Day to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action to protect their personally identifiable information. Protecting the privacy of this data begins with cybersecurity. By protecting individuals and enterprises from breaches, brands and individuals alike take important steps towards addressing data privacy.
The USPS® Chief Information Security Officebelieves an educated team member is less likely to fall for data privacy scams like those coming via phishing (email), vishing (voicemail), or smishing (text message) methods. But, to keep employees and contractors safe and informed, CISO has published suggestions that can be applied to almost anyone, especially personnel working remotely in this coronavirus era. “At the U.S. Postal Service, cybersecurity is a priority and a shared responsibility. We’re proud to support Data Privacy Day and raise awareness about the importance of data protection, provide valuable resources, and empower action. We’re all in this together, and we thank our industry partners for helping us continue to build a robust culture of cybersecurity across the entire mailing ecosystem,” adds Gregg Crabb, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer.
Below you can find a list of five favorite tips from the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee, User Group No.14 (Business Mailer Security). These are suggestive and do not represent formal guidance from the United States Postal Service.
- Tip 5: Watch out for COVID-19 branded phishing attacks
- Tip 14: Secure your meeting
- Tip 16: Home security (routers)
- Tip 22: Webcam spy (Protect your laptop and home)
- Tip 30: Cabin Fever? (Beware of unknown Wi-Fi)
You can also visit the USPS CISO site at https://postalpro.usps.com/ciso to learn more about these tips and other important cybersecurity information.
Learn more about Data Privacy Day via the Stay Safe Online website, which is run by the National Cyber Security Alliance (https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/).