New CISO – Nielsen to lead USPS cybersecurity program

The Postal Service has named Christopher A. Nielsen chief information security officer and vice president.

Nielsen, who had been serving in the role on an acting basis since March, is responsible for directing the USPS cybersecurity program, securing the postal network against cyberthreats and protecting the organization’s technology assets.

His duties also include leading a team of information security professionals who manage five portfolios: identity and access management, cyber risk, cyber engineering, cybersecurity operations and the deputy chief information security officer’s organization.

Nielsen, who began his career in 2007 as a postal inspector in the New York Division, has served in a range of leadership positions, including deputy chief information security officer and cybersecurity risk management director.

He reports to Chief Information Officer Pritha Mehra.


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