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Does DORA apply outside of the EU? For example, Jersey, Guernsey and Mauritius?


Although DORA is an EU regulation, you may still be in scope in Jersey, Guernsey and Mauritius. For example, financial services are considered in scope if they provide services to a financial institution in the EU.

While it isn't yet law in the UK, DORA will still likely apply, with authorities hinting that it will become UK law. And where the UK and EU go, others will likely follow.

Whether in the EU, UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Mauritius or otherwise, all organisations should assess whether they will fall within the scope of DORA and what actions they'll need to take to comply.

How will DORA affect the board?

One of the crucial mandates of DORA is that boards of financial services organisations will be accountable for ICT risk by law. This is a big step forward – while cybersecurity is recognised as a board-level risk, it's now codified in EU law.

The board must also be educated on the threats and risks of their digital estate; this means that scrutiny on CISOs and other cybersecurity leaders will likely increase, as will their influence within the boardroom.

How can Comsure help

Link to full DORA requirements:  - Chapter II practicalities for implementation include:

✅ Article 5 - Governance and Organisation

✅ Article 6 - Risk management framework

✅ Article 7 - Systems, protocols and tools

✅ Article 8 - Identify

✅ Article 9 - Protect and Prevent

✅ Article 10 - Detect

✅ Article 11 - Respond and Recover

Comsure training

  • If your organisation is affected by the regulations (see Article 2), Comsure can deliver a self-paced, eLearning course provides education on a risk management framework in line with ISO 31000:
  • This program teaches HOW to implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework ([Governance], Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover):
  • Individual self-paced, eLearning NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) courses can be purchased here:

Full details of the program are here: – please get in touch with for discounts available to those in the Channel Islands and Mauritius [other jurisdictions covered – please check with Mathew details below]

  • Mathew Beale - Chartered FCSI
  • Principal (Director) - Comsure Compliance Limited, Comsure Technology Limited (the "Comsure Group of Companies")
  • No 1 Bond Street Chambers, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 3NP
  • Direct Tel: +44 (0) 1534 626841 - Mobile Tel: +44 (0) 7797 747 490
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