Collaboration leads the charge on EV cyber security

A cyber security organisation and an electric vehicle (EV) group have joined together to protect charging infrastructure in the Netherlands. The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) & ElaadNL have […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A cyber security organisation and an electric vehicle (EV) group have joined together to protect charging infrastructure in the Netherlands.

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) & ElaadNL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop effective security measures and regulation, set out cyber security practices for the industry and develop common standards for EV charging.

ENCS will contribute technical information and expertise on cyber security whilst ElaadNL will provide expertise as the knowledge and innovation centre for charging infrastructure and smart charging in the nation.

ElaadNL said the EV market in the Netherlands is one of the biggest in the world, with more than 100,000 electric cars registered on the country’s roads.

It added there are even more charge points and suggested these connections to the grid need to be better protected.

Michael John, Director of Consulting Services at ENCS, said: “As EVs become a significant part of the smart grid in the Netherlands and Europe, the standards and expertise we develop together will be vital in keeping charging infrastructure safe.”

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