OIS Security Bytes: Move Your Sensitive Data NOW!

Do you work with sensitive data (MRNs, SSNs, etc.)? If so, it is YOUR responsibility to protect that information. The safest location for University data is secure network storage. Read more about Project SIR and how you can secure sensitive information stored on your computer.

OIS Security Bytes: Move Your Sensitive Data NOW! click to enlarge Project SIR: A University-wide Initiative to protect sensitive information

The Sensitive Information Remediation Project, better known as Project SIR, is a campus-wide initiative with the purpose to scan, find, delete and/or secure sensitive information. OIS in conjunction with ITS is working with the entire School of Medicine community to provide the tools, procedures and reporting necessary to help data owners discover all of the sensitive information that they may have and to provide options to secure such information.

Your first step is to move your sensitive data. No additional actions are required at this time. Visit the Project SIR homepage for more information.

In addition, beginning Thursday, October 29 OIS will be rolling out Identity Finder software that will assist in finding sensitive information stored on your computer.

Thank you for your time and attention for this important project.