Sensitive Data Discovery
Most people are unaware of the amount of sensitive information stored on their computer network. Spirion
automates the discovery process by using its proprietary technology to intelligently and automatically locate
confidential data. Spirion is so accurate that our customers report a false positive rate of 2% or less.
To achieve these unprecedented results, Spirion’s AnyFind®
utilizes advanced proprietary algorithms incorporating contextual analysis, proximity checks, validations,
industry checksums, minimum counts, and a variety of user customizable settings.
For specific file types, such as Microsoft Excel, Spirion knows that while a cell might display 123-45-6789,
different versions of Excel store numbers in different ways internally. Spirion intelligently adjusts its validation
algorithms based on file type so that cells in CSVs include commas, Excel 2007 and later files include XML tags, and Excel
2003 and below include carriage returns, and trailing decimals.
Spirion takes further steps by looking for keywords, negative keywords, context, minimum counts, and a variety
of user customizable settings allow Spirion to only match the information that is real PII. Once potential PII
is found, Spirion’s AnyFind can validate the number against additional rules, such as Social Security Administration
rules to ensure that an SSN could have been issued. It passes potential credit card numbers through the Luhn algorithm,
and compares the number against definitions from issuing banks and financial institutions. These few examples of intelligent,
real-time and context-aware search features maximize accuracy and drastically reduce false positive results.
For more information on each of the AnyFind Data Types found by Spirion, please click a data type below:
Spirion discovers Social Security Numbers and performs the industry’s strongest validations and
analyses to maximize accuracy and eliminate false positives.
Spirion finds a wide range of Credit Card Numbers, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express,
Diners Club, Carte Blanche, JCB/Enroute, and Australian Bankcards.
HIPAA requires covered entities to find and protect combinations of data. In particular, Social Security Numbers
and some other piece of identifying information is considered sensitive and must be managed with special controls.
Spirion is the only product in the market that allows healthcare related organizations find Patient Health Information (PHI).
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard composed by the
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The standard was created to help organizations that process
card payments prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise. Identity
Finder finds Payment Card Industry (PCI) Information.
Spirion finds bank account numbers like checking accounts and savings accounts.
Spirion finds passwords, such as those that users keep in clear text files but also those stored in browser
areas without your knowledge and consent.
Spirion can find a Date of Birth by closing analyzing the data and the context of the data in question.
Phone Numbers are everywhere. Find every number or just the particular instance in question.
Spirion finds Driver Licenses. Decide whether you limit your search to selected states or search for any instance.
Spirion finds Personal Addresses in many different formats.
Spirion finds the Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN). Canadian businesses and individuals can achieve the same
level of protection as American enterprises.
Spirion finds the Australian Tax File Number (TFN). Australian businesses and individuals can achieve the same level
of protection as American enterprises.
Spirion finds the United Kingdom National Insurance Number (NINO). British businesses and individuals can achieve the
same level of protection as American enterprises.
Spirion finds the United Kingdom National Health Service Number (NHS). British businesses and individuals can achieve
the same level of protection as American enterprises.
Using keywords, regular expressions, and programming logic through the Spirion API, users can define the type of search they care about most to hone
in on the particular sensitive information they want to discover and clean.
If you are concerned about your Passport Number being exposed, Spirion will find it on your system to help you protect your identity.