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Identity Finder - What is Identity Finder?

This document describes the Identity Finder software licensed for campus.

Identity Finder is a Windows and Macintosh software package that helps end users locate restricted data (aka personal identifying information) on your machine. The application searches selected areas of your computer for restricted information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, etc. that may exist in files, emails, network drives, and databases. Once the information is found, remediation steps, such as secure deletion or encryption, can be taken.

The Identity Finder software is available for download only to UW-Madison faculty and staff with a valid NetID and password. Identity Finder software is free, and includes free updates for as long as you are affiliated with the university. You may use it on your home computer as well as your work computer.

Identity Finder Enterprise Edition for faculty and staff

Identity Finder Installation for Windows & Mac

Keywords:idf pii identity finder data discovery   Doc ID:12297
Owner:Oakes D.Group:Office of Cybersecurity
Created:2009-09-29 19:00 CDTUpdated:2019-04-22 12:38 CDT
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