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
for the first result you can see that the main section of the result is selected but
the preview is not displaying the result info. This is because when an item has multiple
flags you need to select one of the identity matches. After selecting the first identity
match in the item you are able to see the preview information.
Using Identity Finder's Mac Client to Scan for PSI
- If you were to determine that this was a false positive and not PSI as defined by
the IT Policy you could ignore the find so that it does not come up in future scans. You would
do this by “Right Clicking” selecting “Ignore” > “This Item Location”.
- It would then ask you 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 you would
“Right Click” the item and select “Scrub”. This would replace the sensitive information
in the item, such as social security numbers with “X” characters so instead of a social
security appearing as “529-12-1234” in a document it would appear as “XXXXXXXXXXX”.
- If you feel that the preview pane does not give you enough information to decide what
you want to do with an item you can “Right Click” the item and select “Reveal in Finder”.
- This would open Mac’s Finder application and bring you to the location of the document.
- You could now “Right Click” and “Open” the document, or simply double click it.
- 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 look
through it. Press the “command” and “F” keys simultaneously. This will open the “Find”
bar in Excel and most applications.
- You will need to enter the information in question to the "Find" bar to search for
it. 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 decided you wanted to delete the file you would “Right Click” it in the Identity
Finder Client and select “Shred”.
- If you wanted to keep the sensitive information you would need to secure it. Conveniently,
Identity Finder has a built in encryption tool. To secure an item “Right Click” the
item and select “Secure”. It will then ask you to confirm your selection and after
confirmation, give you a window confirming that your request has been carried out.
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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