Sensitive-Data Management

Service Description

Identity Finder is a commercial product the University purchased to scan faculty, staff and select student laptops and desktops to locate sensitive information. It is configured to search for, and locate, the following identities:

  1. Social Security number
  2. Credit card number
  3. Passport

Identity Finder also is available to scan UNC-Chapel Hill file storage and websites.

For additional scope, please refer to this web page:


Students, faculty, staff, and retirees, who store sensitive, University-owned information.

Service Provisioning

ITS Security encourages the campus-wide use of Identity Finder. Anyone interested in using Identity Finder should contact their local IT support staff, who can then help install the appropriate version of software.

Supported Environment/Services

Windows and Macintosh systems are supported, per the vendor’s support site:

For specific information regarding the use of Identity Finder on each platform, please see the following links:

No cost to customers.