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CERT-RMM and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

  • Developing and implementing measurable methodologies for improving the security and resilience of a national postal sector directly contribute to protecting public and postal personnel, assets, and revenues. Such methodologies also contribute to the security and resilience of the mode of transport used to carry mail and the protection of the global mail supply chain.

    Since 2011, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has collaborated with the CERT Division to improve the resilience of selected U.S. Postal Service (USPS) products and services. The CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM) and its companion diagnostic methods served as the foundational tool for this collaboration.

    The following reports and podcast describe efforts to improve the resilience of U.S. Postal Service products and services, introduce extensions of CERT-RMM that address new mail-specific process areas for U.S. mail, and describe a method of identifying physical security gaps in international mail processing centers and similar facilities.