The financial core infrastructure can be targeted by sophisticated and less sophisticated cyberattacks that could potentially disrupt key financial services in the payment and securities systems. That is why testing the financial core infrastructure’s resilience against such attacks is crucial.
Close cooperation with the ECB
At the European level, the TIBER approach has gained early adoption with the development of the European testing framework in close collaboration with the European Central Bank (ECB). TIBER-EU was launched in May 2018, and the ECB published its guidelines for the procurement of red team testing services in August 2018.
On the basis of the planned pilot in the energy sector, the Cybersecurity Alliance will decide whether testing using the TIBER-NL framework will benefit other vital sectors as well, e.g. the telecommunications sector. In the financial sector, cooperation within the TIBER-NL programme will include the pension and insurance sectors.