Click on each section below to read helpful questions and answers about SENF.
Yes. There is a systemwide policy regarding security of private data. Please review IT Security in University Operations, Continuity, and Contracting.
Additional guidelines are available at:
SENF doesn't require installation, rather the program runs off of the java package. Learn more.
It is suggested that scans should occur monthly.
SENF is software that helps prevent identity theft by discovering Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and sensitive data on computers, enabling users to take action to properly protect the information.
For more detail on how it works and what is scanned please visit this helpful information provided by the University of Texas.
Follow the path reported in the senf forecast window to the file to verify the data and look for other sensitive information in the file. See the highly confidential data quick reference table.
When in doubt about what to do contact the IT Security Office (ITSO) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The general rule is if you don't need it Shred IT!
OIT recommends that customers (faculty, staff, and students) that have systems running Linux use SENF. If you are using Windows or Mac OS, you should use Identity Finder.