Empowering Secure EV Charging | Cyber Defense in Public EVSE Infrastructure

The whitepaper by Amna Mumtaz, Analyst at PTR Inc. delves into the challenges faced by the public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging industry, with a specific focus on Europe and North America. The rapid growth of EVs and the increasing demand for EV charging infrastructure has led to the development of smart and connected charging stations. However, the cybersecurity threats that these connected charging stations face, emphasize the vulnerability of public chargers to cyber-attacks. The whitepaper sheds light on the evolving landscape of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) cybersecurity. It provides an overview of emerging trends, innovations, and initiatives spearheaded by national laboratories, Charge Point Operators (CPOs), and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).  


The paper examines the cybersecurity of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) by comparing it with neighboring industries like Electric Vehicles (EVs) and the grid. While established standards exist for EVs, the EVSE sector is still in the early phases, learning from both sectors to enhance its cybersecurity framework. Vulnerabilities in EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) can be exposed through both remote and physical access points. As the demand for smart and connected Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers grows, addressing cybersecurity risks becomes crucial. Ongoing investment in research and development, collaboration with industry partners, and sharing best practices are essential for long-term EVSE network security. 


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