IG: Poor firewall maintenance leaves USPS exposed

Aaron Boyd reports:

The Postal Service inspector general has been dinging the agency on its cybersecurity posture recently, with the most recent report examining deficiencies in the firewalls protecting mail processing systems.

The report — which was finalized on Jan. 26 but just released in redacted form — notes USPS maintains 285 firewalls nationwide. The IG sampled 30 of those systems for review and discovered that all of them were deficient on two-thirds of the required security controls.

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