A Deep Dive into DORA’s Threat-Led Penetration Testing Requirements

This post was originally published on Finextra (Security)

Welcome back to my blog series on DORA regulation !!!

In this blog, I will dive into the specific topic of Threat-Led Penetration Testing (TLPT).

Key Players in the TLPT Ecosystem:

Understanding the roles involved in TLPT is crucial. Here’s a quick rundown:

Red Team: These are the attackers in the simulation, employing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that real adversaries would use. They aim to uncover weaknesses in the organization’s defenses. Blue Team: These defenders are responsible for detecting and responding to the simulated attacks. They bring business context and architectural familiarity to the exercise. White Team: This control group oversees the exercise, ensuring it stays on track and providing necessary hints to the Red Team to keep the simulation moving. Purple Team: This team collaborates with both Red and Blue teams to improve overall security posture by aligning detection and response strategies with real-world threats.

TLPT vs. Traditional Penetration Testing:

While both TLPT and traditional penetration testing are vital, they serve different purposes. Penetration tests evaluate the security of specific technologies (like websites or cloud infrastructure), whereas TLPT assesses the Blue Team’s ability to detect and respond to simulated attacks.

The TLPT Process Under DORA:

The TLPT

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