Data Loss and Identity theft is growing in frequency, and breaches happen all too often – especially in Higher Education. SMU is providing the Spirion tool to help individuals and departments proactively locate this data so it can be removed or secured.
A surprising amount of sensitive PII (e.g. credit card numbers, and Social Security number) may be retained on your computer just from daily use along with sensitive PII stored in personal and work files. If your computer is lost, stolen or compromised over the network, sensitive PII may be harvested from your compromised equipment. Having unprotected PIIs on computers is a security risk and liability to SMU. Thus by installing and using Spirion, you are protecting yourself as well as other university staff and students.