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Identity Finder is licensed for use on College-owned computers only. It is for searching your computer for potential Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
|Installing Identity Finder|
|Using Identity Finder|
These directions are for the updated Identity Finder v6.2. After launching Identity Finder and logging into it, you will see the results of your last search.To start a new search with the same settings, click the green Start arrow in the application.
To start a new search with new settings:
Once you have search results, look through them to determine if the potential PII is really PII, or just similar numbers. Sometimes files and information identified will not actually be PII, just similar strings of numbers or letters that appear to be PII.
Browser cache files seem to come up often as containing SSNs, when they don't actually contain SSNs. Use your discretion when reviewing the information.
Documents containing PII should be stored on Vault, or in an otherwise secure location. If you are not sure what to do with files containing PII, please contact the Information Security Officer (ISO) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also schedule scans. To schedule an Identity Finder scan, go to the Configuration tab and click on Scheduling. There you can add and delete scheduled scans.