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DORA (CoE) - ThreatLocker

As the DORA Compliance Deadline draws closer so to does your opportunity to deal with the challenges related to DORA compliance by attending the EU DORA Summit. There you will have the opportunity to not only partake in a full days training and gain CPD points BUT you will have the opportunity to engage with the worlds best DORA experts, innovators and solution providers at the DORA Expo Zone.

This DORA Centre of Excellence is comprised of the “best of the best” - you can ask questions, gain insights and see demonstrations of their solutions.

In this newsletter, we want to shine the “DORA Spotlight” on ThreatLocker - let’s consider why an Endpoint Protection Platform is an integral part of DORA Compliance.

Endpoint protection solutions play a crucial role in meeting the requirements set forth by the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) for several reasons. While specific article references from DORA are not directly cited in the provided context, we can infer their relevance based on the general principles and requirements outlined in DORA.

Here's how endpoint protection solutions align with DORA's objectives:

  1. ICT Risk Management Framework:

    • DORA emphasises the importance of establishing a robust ICT risk management framework to identify, classify, and mitigate digital risks, including those related to ICT-related disruptions. Endpoint protection solutions contribute to this framework by safeguarding endpoints against various cyber threats, thus reducing the risk of disruptions caused by malware, ransomware, and other malicious activities.

  2. Protection and Prevention:

    • The context mentions the firm's commitment to maintaining high standards of availability, authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality of data at rest, in use, and in transit. Endpoint protection solutions ensure the security of data by preventing unauthorized access and protecting against data breaches, thereby supporting the firm's objectives of data protection and prevention.

  3. ICT Third-Party Risk Management:

    • DORA places special emphasis on managing risks associated with third-party service providers. Endpoint protection solutions can extend their protection to endpoints accessing third-party services, ensuring that these interactions do not become a vector for cyber threats. This is crucial for maintaining the security of the ICT ecosystem, especially when outsourcing ICT services.

  4. Digital Operational Resilience Testing:

    • Regular and comprehensive testing of ICT systems is mandated by DORA. Endpoint protection solutions often include features that allow for the simulation of cyber-attacks on endpoints, enabling organizations to test their resilience against real-world threats. This aligns with DORA's requirement for resilience testing and helps organizations identify vulnerabilities in their endpoint security posture.

  5. Reporting of Major ICT-related Incidents:

    • DORA requires the reporting of major ICT-related incidents to competent authorities. Endpoint protection solutions typically include incident detection and response capabilities, which can help in the timely identification and reporting of significant security incidents, thus complying with DORA's reporting requirements.

By integrating endpoint protection solutions into their cybersecurity strategy, organisations can address several key aspects of DORA compliance, particularly those related to ICT risk management, data protection, third-party risk management, resilience testing, and incident reporting. These solutions provide a critical layer of defence against cyber threats, contributing to the overall digital operational resilience of financial entities as envisioned by DORA.

You can meet the team from ThreatLocker at this year’s EU DORA Summit and ask them directly about how they are helping organisations with their DORA compliance requirements.