Identity Finder

About Identity Finder

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Identity Finder is a tool that allows you to search for PSI (Private Sensitive Information) on your PC or Mac computer. It can scan your local hard drive, file shares, and external media for PSI. It can search for bank account numbers, birth dates, maiden names, addresses, passwords, driver's license numbers, and employee identification numbers in addition to searching for Social Security, and credit card numbers. Data that it flags as possibly being PSI can easily be securely deleted, securely encrypted, or ignored if it is not truly PSI to prevent it from being flagged in future scans. All this can be done from inside the application.

Why we should secure PSI

Your PSI as well as the PSI of others such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, mother's maiden names, driver's license numbers, etc. are all just commodities for hackers. They can easily sell this information on black markets for money, making it a very desirable target for them. The repercussions from leakage of this information can cost individuals and companies large sums of money, and be very troublesome to deal with. Therefore, it is important to store this data where hackers cannot easily obtain it. This is the purpose for the Identity Finder tool at our institution.

Utah Valley University's IT Policy and Letter to the Faculty and Staff Regarding PSI

Private Sensitive Information Policy

Sensitive Data Scan Form

Letter from the Security Team to the Faculty and Staff Regarding PSI and Identity Finder

Resources

How to Install Identity Finder

Windows

Mac OSX

Before you Run a scan

Getting Started Windows

Getting Started Mac

How to Run a Scan

Windows

Mac OSX

How to Evaluate Results of the Scan

Windows

From Identity Finder Client

From the .csv Report Sent by the Management Console

Mac OSX

From Identity Finder Client

From the .csv Report Sent by the Management Console

Identity Finder's Official Support Documentation

Windows

Mac OSX