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Understanding the Major Regulations


Understand the difference between major cybersecurity compliance regulations like PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, and more as you explore compliance solutions from Fortra. Go beyond the basics with a top-line knowledge of lesser-known data protection requirements like LGPD, DORA, and FISMA and learn what it takes to operate compliantly within a range of different industries. Whether you find yourself within one of the covered industries or simply plan on working with one, Fortra can help you become audit-ready and turn your data compliance value from a liability into an asset.

What is CUI protection? 

The standard by which government agencies and their private sector affiliates handle the sharing of controlled unclassified information (CUI) which is government data that is not designated classified but is still information that should not be made public. 

Who should care about CUI protection? 

Federal government agencies and private sector businesses or contractors that work with the government should comply with CUI rules. 

What systems does this affect? 

All systems that contain controlled unclassified information (CUI) are impacted by this regulation. 

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What is FISMA? 

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) sets forth requirements for rigorous information security protection processes to protect federal government data. 

Who should care about FISMA? 

Federal agencies and state agencies that administer federal programs, and contractors or private sector companies that interface with federal government agencies or programs are affected by FISMA. 

What systems does this affect? 

FISMA impacts any systems that store or transmit sensitive federal agency data.  

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What is GDPR? 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulates the way personal data is processed, stored, and destroyed by organizations in the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK). 

Who should care about GDPR? 

Organizations that store or process personal data of citizens of the EU and UK, even if they’re located outside these locations, are impacted by GDPR regulations.  

What systems does this affect? 

GDPR regulations affect all systems that handle personally identifying information for any EU or UK citizen. 

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What is HIPAA? 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets out privacy and security rules for patient healthcare data. 

Who should care about HIPAA? 

Healthcare organizations that store electronic health records and other personal health information (PHI), as well as companies and contractors that provide services or functions for those organizations are required to comply with HIPAA regulations and can face substantial fines if they do not.  

What systems does this affect? 

HIPAA regulations affect any system that store or transmit personal health information. 

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What is ITAR? 

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls the import and export from the United States (US) of certain defense and military equipment and technologies. 

Who should care about ITAR? 

Companies that create or distribute goods or services covered under the United States Munitions List (USML) or sell products to the US Department of Defense are impacted by ITAR regulations.  

What systems does this affect? 

Systems interfacing with data on the manufacturing of defense weapons and classified information relating to technologies on the USML are impacted by ITAR. 

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What is LGPD?

The General Personal Data Protection Law (LGPD) is the overarching law for the protection of personal data in Brazil. It regulates the processing of personal data, with its objective being to protect the fundamental rights of freedom and privacy and a natural person’s ability to freely develop their personality.

Who should care about LGPD?

LGPD applies to organizations in either of the following scenarios: - When processing of personal data is a) carried out in Brazil and b) the purpose of the processing is to offer or provide goods or services. - When personal data is processed that was collected from individuals who were in Brazil when that data was collected.

What systems does this affect?

LGPD regulations affect all systems that handle personally identifying information that is processed in Brazil and has the purpose of offering or providing goods or services; or was collected from individuals who were in Brazil at that time.

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What is NIST? 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework is guidance supplied by the federal government to help protect federal agencies and critical infrastructure providers against cyberattacks. 

Who should care about NIST? 

NIST impacts critical infrastructure providers and other agencies or private sector organizations looking for guidance on reducing cyber risk. 

What systems does this affect? 

The NIST framework provides guidance on identifying, protecting, detecting, responding, and recovering sensitive data, resulting in any systems containing sensitive data being included. 

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What is PCI DSS? 

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) regulates organizations that handle cardholder data in order to prevent breaches and fraud. 

Who should care about PCI DSS? 

Any entity that processes, stores, or transmits payment card data need to adhere to PCI DSS regulations. 

What systems does this affect? 

PCI DSS regulations affect any system and network that interacts with cardholder data.  

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What is SOX? 

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was created by the US Government to reduce fraud in financial recordkeeping and reporting for SEC-registered companies. 

Who should care about SOX? 

Publicly traded American or overseas companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the companies that provide financial services to them are under obligation to meet SOX compliance.  

What systems does this affect? 

Systems that store and report on financial data for companies are mandated with SOX compliance.  

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What is DORA? 

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) governs how financial institutions in the EU manage all components of operational resilience, explicitly referring to Information Communication Technology (ICT) risk and ICT risk-management.  

Who should care about DORA? 

Financial entities such as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and crypt-asset providers in the EU are under DORA compliance requirements, as are critical third parties which provide ICT-related services to EU financial institutions.  

What systems does this affect? 

Dora impacts systems designed to relay digital communications to financial entities across the EU. 

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Alliant Credit Union Enhances PCI DSS with MFT Agents

Illinois-based credit union Alliant was processing over 500 file transfers a week with homegrown solutions. As their need to scale increased and work began on a new data warehouse, it became necessary to consider an automated solution.  

“With our current setup, we saw we needed a more robust system,” explained Computer Operations Supervisor Jay Wehner. “We wanted better automation of the files and a process to import them.” They chose GoAnywhere MFT. Finding it a painless transition, they used it to create secure encrypted connections between their servers. Said Wehner, “No other product was evaluated. GoAnywhere is a true ‘one product does it all.’ It’s not just file movement and SFTP.” 

Branching out beyond the product’s basic capabilities, Alliant adopted GoAnywhere Secure Mail and GoAnywhere GoDrive, a cloud-based Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) service which immediately replaced their current cloud-based file sharing solution. “[Those] that are using it … are loving it.” 

Leveraging GoAnywhere MFT agents ultimately helped Alliant to enhance their PCI DSS compliance. “We needed a way to securely store and transmit PCI data,” Wehner revealed. “By utilizing GoAnywhere Agents, we were able to use a secure channel to transmit this data. We now no longer use standard protocols like SMB for file transfers.” 

Cyber Compliance by Industry

Cybersecurity compliance requirements are as unique as the sectors they protect. Know the data regulations by industry and what it takes to securely do business with each one.


Secure CUI per Executive Order mandated controls, ensure safe Department of Defense technology with ITAR, and be FISMA compliant as you protect sensitive federal data.

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As threats to health care increase, protect your peace of mind with HIPAA compliant architecture.

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Critical National Infrastructure

CNI sectors from energy to water to manufacturing benefit from NIST frameworks designed to secure high-risk national agencies.

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Take charge of your bottom-line and secure sensitive customer data with PCI DSS compliant payment card systems.

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Simplify SOX compliance with streamlined documentation and reporting on internal controls.

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Government mandated data privacy regulations like GDPR and LGPD are becoming increasingly common as individuals hold corporations accountable for the responsible handling of their sensitive personal information.

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