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How do I know if I have protected information on my computer?

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Every computer owned by HSU must be periodically scanned using specialized software to determine whether protected information is on that computer. This process is called the PII Scan and should be undertaken only with the assistance of IT. The technician will help you to install and run the software, which will output a report describing the information found that may be regarded as protected. You need to review this report to determine which items of information identified by the software are Level 1 protected data and which are "false alarms". (IT cannot do this step for you). Appropriate action can then be taken by IT to ensure that any Level 1 protected data you have a demonstrable need to have on your computer is encrypted to secure it.

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