|Title||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time|
|Service Restored: Red Hat Licensing Issues||Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 9:20am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Networks in Multiple Buildings||Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:00pm||Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:00pm|
Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) is a tool provided at no-cost to faculty, staff and student employees, scans 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.
Spirion also reports the network address of your computer and whether any private data was found, to a server maintained and accessible only by the IT Security Office. The IT Security Office aggregates logs to help campus and departmental leadership understand how many systems maintain private data within their area and to ensure that Internet-accessible servers do not store private information such as social security numbers or credit card numbers.
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 is 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.
Spirion is provided at no direct cost to you or your department.
This service is available to faculty, staff, and student employees.
Faculty & Staff can download OIT's preconfigured version of Spirion. An IdentiKey is required for download.