Webinar produced by GRC World Forums in association with Resolver

Webinar Summary

Navigating DORA - Preparing for Europe’s New Operational Resilience Regulation

Thursday 6th June

Event Timings:

BST: 2:00 - 3:00 PM


The European Union (EU) framework for Digital Operational Resilience Act (“DORA”) takes effect in January 2025 and will be a steep change for the financial sector. While 2025 might seem far away, DORA has broad implications for financial institutions. The various regulatory technical standards (“level II texts”) to follow may not be published until late 2024, giving a very short window to implement the necessary changes.

Firms should begin preparations early and consider how they will be impacted. They should also take proactive steps to be in the best position for day one compliance with the new requirements. This session breaks down the key requirements and provide insights on sound practices and international standards which influence the level II texts.

In this session, you will gain insights on:

  1. Preparing Early: Essential steps to prepare for DORA’s impact in January 2025 to meet tight implementation timelines.
  2. Adapting to New Requirements: Understanding how DORA will affect operations in the financial sector and how to ensure compliance from day one.
  3. Best Practices and Standards: Gain insights into the sound practices and global standards that will shape DORA’s implementation.
  4. Leveraging technology: Learn a frustration-free process with requirements mapping and automated controls to prepare for and attain DORA compliance.

Meet the Speakers

Tiernan Connolly

Managing Director, Cyber Risk at Kroll

Tiernan Connolly is a managing director in Kroll’s Cyber Risk advisory practice, based in the Dublin office, with over two decades of experience in the financial services and consultancy sectors, He has a broad and deep knowledge of the domestic and international dimensions of cyber security, regulations, threat intelligence, strategy, risk and governance, and has played a lead role in developing industry intelligence-sharing initiatives and frameworks. In his role at Kroll, he works with clients to strategically enhance their cybersecurity programs via a risk-based approach that also ensures regulatory compliance.

Hannah Rossiter

Managing Director, Financial Services Compliance and Regulation, at Kroll

Hannah leads the Financial Services Compliance and Regulation services. With over 25 years’ experience, Hannah has extensive financial services, regulatory and compliance expertise gained both in London and Paris. She has spent the past 20 years in France working within or advising investment firms and asset managers.

Pooja Azhalavan

Sr. Product Marketing Manager (GRC) at Resolver

As Resolver’s Sr. GRC Product Marketing Manager, Pooja Azhalavan, MBA, leverages her diverse expertise to help customers and internal teams understand the value of our Risk Intelligence platform. She collaborates closely with cross-functional teams to enhance Resolver’s GRC solutions, including Enterprise Risk, Compliance, Internal Audit, and Third-Party Risk.