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: Identity Finder is not 100% effective. There are many file types that store information in a way that Identity Finder cannot interpret and there are limits to the search commands themselves. The tools attempt to strike a good balance between effectiveness and usability.
OIT provides Identity Finder tutorials covering installation, finding highly confidential data, and disabling central reporting for both Windows and Mac computers (Linux users should use SENF).