Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services


The University Information Security Office (UISO) uses Spirion, a sensitive data management solution, to scan for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) every six months. Each department nominates an individual to serve as a Data Steward. The Data Steward serves as the departmental contact for communication with the UISO, and is responsible for managing the computers in their respective departments. Training is required for new Data Stewards, as well as when there are major changes to the program. See Data Stewards for a list of our Data Stewards.

In 2017, the UISO upgraded the Spirion application to allow for scan scheduling. This reduces the amount of work required by each Data Steward and allows for centralized management by the UISO. If a computer has the University's standard image, Spirion is already installed and configured. However, if the computer was not imaged by ITS, the Spirion application may not be installed on the machine.

If you have any questions about the Spirion application or the PII program, please contact the ITS Service Desk at ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu or 773-508-4487.


The following sections cover various topics related to Spirion. Please click on the title of any section to see details.


Your machine should already have the Spirion program installed. If it is missing from your machine, this page provides links to get the right files for your machine.


This section includes an explanation of how and when Spirion will help you secure your personal information on your machine, as well as how to run a manual scan for your own convenience.

PII Remediation

This section explains the main process that involves the user in Spirion. There are a number of ways to view the results of the scan, all of which are explained here.


Frequently asked questions and issues found with the Spirion Software.