Evaluating Identity Finder Results Using the Identity Finder Client on Mac
- Once you have a completed scan, you are ready to evaluate the results. In this example
showing the first result, you can see that the main section of the result is selected
but the preview is not displaying the result information. This is because when an
item has multiple flags, you will need to select one of the identity matches. When
you select the first identity match in the item, you will be able to see the preview
Using Identity Finder's Mac Client to Scan for PSI
- If you determine that this identity match was a false positive and not PSI as defined
by the IT Policy, you can ignore the find so it does not come up in future scans. You would do this
by “Right Clicking” the item and selecting “Ignore” > “This Item Location”.
- You will be prompted to confirm your decision to ignore the item.
- If you have an item with sensitive information that you wish to keep but decide you
do not need the portion of the item that contains sensitive information, “Right Click”
the item and select “Scrub”. This will replace the sensitive information in the item
with “X” characters. For example, a social security number appearing as “529-12-1234”
in a document would now appear as “XXXXXXXXXXX”.
- If you feel the preview pane does not give you enough information to decide what you
want to do with an item, “Right Click” the item and select “Reveal in Finder”.
- This will open Mac’s Finder application and bring you to the location of the document
containing the item.
- “Right Click” and select “Open” to access the document, or simply double click to
- This example is a fairly large Excel spreadsheet on the computer. You can tell it
has a lot of information due to the size of the scroll bar on the right. To avoid
having to sift through this information manually, you can open the “Find” bar to search
for the item. Press the “command” and “F” keys simultaneously. This shortcut will
open the “Find” bar in Excel and most other applications.
- Enter the information in question into the "Find" bar to perform a search. From the
Identity Finder Preview window, you can see that the last 4 digits of the information
in question are “1234”. After entering that into the “Find” bar and pressing the "Find"
button, you are given one match and can now read the context of the sensitive information
to help you decide if you want to secure it, delete it, scrub it, or ignore it.
- If you determine you want to delete the entire file, “Right Click” it in the Identity
Finder Client and select “Shred”.
- If you want to keep the sensitive information, you will need to secure it. Conveniently,
Identity Finder has a built-in encryption tool. To secure an item, “Right Click” the
item and select “Secure”. You will be prompted to confirm your selection. After you
confirm, a window will appear confirming the item was successfully secured. It is
encrypted with the same password you use to log into Identity Finder. THERE IS NO WAY FOR SUPPORT TO RECOVER THIS PASSWORD.
Identity Finder's Mac Documentation
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