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For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Use Identity Finder to protect sensitive, confidential information

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to the protection of sensitive and confidential information and compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. As part of this commitment, the Information Security Office has provided software to all faculty and staff members to assist in the prevention of data disclosure.

This software package, called Identity Finder, allows the user to search for any potential sensitive or confidential information such as Social Security numbers and credit card information that is located on their computer or in their e-mail.

All faculty and staff members are each responsible for preventing the disclosure of sensitive or confidential information and, therefore, are requested to use Identity Finder as soon as possible to locate possible sensitive or confidential information.

All computers should be scanned no later than Monday, Jan. 31. Individuals assigned to more than one computer must scan all their computers.

The Office of Information Technology has deployed the software to all managed Windows computers on campus. For instructions on how to access the software and scan a PC or Mac computer, review the information on the Identity Finder webpage.

If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact the OIT Help Desk at 2-2208 or e-mail



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