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Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Dutch central bank to test its cybersecurity by setting up "friendly" hacking team

Tuesday 14 November 2017 | 12:09 PM CET

Central Bank of the Netherlands (DNB) has announced plans to test and improve its defences by hacking the IT infrastructure of Dutch financial institutions.

The new cyber-initiative is called Tiber, and within the institution there will be a “white team”, aware of the attack but not entitled to do anything but supervise the situation, and a '”blue team” that has to track and block the attack. The DNB will publish the ground rules of the program later on November 14, the Het Financieele Dagblad reported.

Thus, the bank is setting up a team of cyber security experts and hackers to attack the country’s own financial infrastructure, according to Reuters. In an interview with FD, the bank’s Payments and Infrastructure chief said the team would be carrying out secret attacks on banks, markets and clearing houses.

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