Locate Sensitive Information On Your Computer

It is a good idea to periodically check your workstation for sensitive information. This is especially true if you have worked with this data in the past.

Contact IT Security or the Service Desk for assistance.

1. Identity Finder (Mac, Windows): http://www.identityfinder.com/us/Home/Downloads/FreeEdition

2. SENF! The Sensitive Number Finder (Mac, Windows, Linux): https://senf.security.utexas.edu/

3. Cornell Spider (Mac, Windows, Linux): http://www2.cit.cornell.edu/security/tools

4. Linux Systems – GREP

Linux users and system administrators can use the grep command to locate sensitive information on their computers and servers.

For example to search for Social Security Numbers: grep ‘[0-9]\{3\}-[0-9]\{2\}-[0-9]\{4\}’

For more regular expression examples: www.regular-expressions.info/examples.html