USPS Focuses on Increasing Cyber Workforce

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) Corporate Information Security Office will be adding 60 new cybersecurity positions to its workforce, with some requiring security clearances.

“These new positions will allow [Corporate Information Security Office] to usher in a suite of capabilities across the organization, increasing its capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to cyberthreats,” Chief Information Security Officer Greg Crabb said. He also said it would enable the development, deployment, and delivery of CyberSafe digital products and services.

USPS has a large computer network that links thousands of facilities, employees, and customers. In November 2018, a security flaw was discovered in the agency’s Informed Delivery service that exposed information for 60 million usps.com account users. The USPS Office of the Inspector General has included developing mission staff in a five-year strategic plan to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

The positions will be located in Morrisville, N.C., Falls Church, Va., Eagan, Minn., and Washington.

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