- Project Title:
- Northeast Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review
- Start Date:
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- February 2019
The Postal Service implements physical and environmental security controls at its various facilities to reduce the risk of system and equipment failure, damage from environmental hazards, and unauthorized access to its information technology assets.
The Postal Service protects its information resources by implementing site security controls designed to reduce the risk of physical failure of infrastructure components and damage from environmental hazards. These include:
-- Unauthorized access controls,
-- Physical protection of information resources, and
-- Environmental protection controls.
The OIG is auditing the Boston P&DC to determine whether the Postal Service has established and implemented effective physical and environmental security controls over IT assets according to USPS policy and industry best practices.
- Are you aware of any physical or environmental security incidents regarding information technology assets at the Boston P&DC?
- Do you have any concerns related to the physical and environmental controls over IT at the Boston P&DC? For example, does the facility badge system work properly, or are the security cameras installed in strategic locations?
- In your opinion, what is the biggest strength or weakness regarding physical and environmental controls at Postal Service facilities?