Spirion (Decommissioned)

Last Updated: 05/24/2019

Spirion has been decommissioned

Spirion has been decommissioned for the CU Boulder campus. OIT no longer supports the software and recommends users uninstall it from their computer. More instructions and guidance on what to use in the future is forthcoming. For more information, contact the IT Security Office

About Highly Confidential Data Search Applications

Highly Confidential Data Search applications scan the content of all computer files and alerts the computer user if private information may be easily-accessible (e.g. social security numbers or credit card numbers). This alert allows the user to securely delete or protect this data to avoid others accessing it in the event of a virus or theft.

CU Boulder employees have access to, and are responsible for protecting, a wide variety of sensitive information. Unauthorized exposure of information such as student academic records, medical information, credit card information, and social security numbers can have a harmful effect on people's lives. Therefore, OIT recommends scanning your computer for highly confidential data frequently so you can take the proper precautions.

Important: Spirion and similar tools are not 100% effective. There are many file types that store information in a way that it cannot interpret and there are limits to the search commands themselves. The tools attempt to strike a good balance between effectiveness and usability.

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