Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) is a tool that scans the content of all computer files and alerts the computer user if sensitive information may be easily-accessible (e.g. social security numbers or credit card numbers).


CU 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, OIS recommends scanning your computer for highly confidential data frequently so you can take the proper precautions.  This allows the user to securely delete or protect this data to avoid others accessing it in the event of a virus or theft.  This service is available to all staff and student employees.

Important: Spirion is not 100% effective. There are many file types that store information in a way that it cannot interpret and there are limits to the search commands themselves. This tool attempts to strike a good balance between effectiveness and usability.


Spirion is provided at no cost to faculty, staff and departments.

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