PECB DORA Firebrand Training (1)

New at Firebrand! PECB DORA Lead Manager

The Digital Operational Resilience Act will be enforced in January. Is your business compliant?

We’re launching a new accelerated course at Firebrand!

Introducing the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) certification course. Understand DORA and help your business become compliant in just 3 days.

What is DORA?

The Digital Operational Resilience Act is a European Union regulation that entered into force in January 2023 to address the challenges in the fintech security sector.

DORA will become enforceable on 17 January 2025.

According to Eiopa and PECB, DORA is "a pioneering legislative framework designed to boost the digital operational resilience across the EU's financial sector, [ensuring] that financial institutions throughout the EU have robust digital defences capable of withstanding, managing, and recovering from any ICT (Information and Communication Technology) disruptions or threats." 

DORA aims to strengthen the IT security of financial entities such as banks, insurance companies, and investment firms to ensure its protection against cyber-attacks, data breaches, and other operational disruptions, providing a digital edge for financial services.

In summary, the main objectives of DORA regulations are:

  • Strengthening the ICT Risk Management Framework across the financial sector
  • Creating a harmonized and integrated Framework for Digital Operational Resilience Testing, Reporting, and Information Sharing

What does DORA cover?

  • ICT Risk Management
  • ICT Third-Party Risk Management
  • Digital Operational Resilience Testing
  • ICT-related Incidents
  • Information Sharing
  • Oversight of Critical Third-Party Providers

How will DORA impact UK businesses? How will it affect you?

As of 17 January 2025, financial entities must meet DORA requirements. Failure to comply can lead to hefty penalties, highlighting the EU's emphasis on digital operational resilience. Penalties vary but aim to deter future breaches effectively.

DORA applies to 20 different types of financial entities and ICT third-party service providers, including:

  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment firms
  • Payment and electronic money institutions
  • Crypto-asset service providers
  • Critical infrastructures such as Central securities depositories, Trading venues, Central counterparties

For UK businesses, DORA may affect existing contracts with EU clients and partners; for example, in terms of Risk Management and reporting standards.

Is your business DORA-ready?

As of January 2025, if you work in the financial sector, your business will be required to ensure compliance with DORA.

Whether you've already conducted your compliance assessment or are just starting the process now, get up to speed with DORA in just 3 days with our accelerated course.

Who should take the DORA course?

  • Financial institution executives and decision-makers
  • Compliance officers and risk managers
  • IT professionals
  • Legal and regulatory affairs personnel
  • Consultants and advisors specializing in financial regulation and cybersecurity

Where does the DORA course take place?

At Firebrand, we specialise in accelerated courses that get you certified at twice the speed.

In the UK, delegates can take the course at our distraction-free training facility at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire (accommodations & meals included), or online, through live instructor-led training (no death by PowerPoint!)

If you reside abroad or are travelling, you can take the course at our training centres in Germany, The Netherlands, and Northern Europe, or online, through live, instructor-led training.

What will you learn?

Developed by The Professional Evaluation and Certification Board, also known as PECB, the course is comprised of 17 modules, including:

  • Fundamental concepts of ICT Risk Management and digital operational resilience
  • Preparing and planning for DORA project implementation
  • Governance and organization
  • ICT-related incident management and reporting
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis, and evaluation

At Firebrand, we are proud to be an award-winning PECB Titanium Training Partner and offer accelerated PECB courses with our time-tested Lecture | Lab | Review method. 

Does this course include an exam?

Yes. At the end of this course, you will be able to take the official PECB DORA Lead Manager Exam and return to work certified!

Understand DORA with Firebrand

For the past 13 years in a row, we’ve been named one of the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World.

We specialise in accelerated IT training that gets you certified at twice the speed.

Get in touch to book your DORA course.