Data Loss Prevention (Spirion)
(CSU Chancellor Mandate)
Spirion is a program that locates Protected Level 1 data in files such as Word, Excel, PDF, and other common file types. In addition to locating Protected Level 1 data, Spirion can perform actions on locations that contain Protected Level 1 data. Such actions include the ability to Shred (securely delete) and Redact (mask specific sensitive data) in order to protect yourself (or others) from identity theft.
After a scan, a results window will pop up as shown here:
Go through each match and choose between the following:
a) Shred, which securely and permanently deletes the file. This is a permanent action that cannot be undone.
b) Redact, which replaces or “masks” the sensitive data with dummy data. This is a permanent action that cannot be undone.
c) Ignore, which is for false positives -- your ignored matches will be remembered and will not need to be repeated in subsequent scans, in most instances.
Please note: Spirion was formerly known as "Identity Finder" - these terms are interchangeable.