Just like airbags protect vehicle occupants, digital trust plays a vital role in safeguarding electric vehicles (EVs) and their users during charging operations. As electric vehicles become increasingly popular, the importance of digital trust in the charging process cannot be overlooked. While traditional combustion vehicles rely on physical interactions with gas pumps, the advent of electric vehicles necessitates the implementation of digital trust to ensure secure data exchange between EVs and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). However, it's crucial to acknowledge that EVSEs, despite their indispensable role in sustainable transportation, are susceptible to cybersecurity risks that demand robust protection measures.
Without adequate security measures in place, EVSEs are exposed to various vulnerabilities, including:
The impact of weak security practices and failing to implement digital trust best practices for EV charging stations can have severe consequences:
Implementing a DIY approach to digital trust on electric vehicle charging stations poses significant challenges in terms of both time and cost. The installation of secure and reliable authentication systems can be time consuming, requiring coordination with multiple stakeholders. Additionally, the upfront investment in robust cybersecurity measures and infrastructure upgrades, coupled with the ongoing maintenance and updates, can result in substantial costs for ensuring the integrity and trustworthiness of the charging stations.
DigiCert, in collaboration with the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE), built support for the ISO 15118 standard into DigiCert® IoT Trust Manager to address the many challenges with securing the EVSE ecosystem. IoT Trust Manager with ISO 15118 standard support provides a comprehensive security solution for EV charging stations and simplifies the hurdles that EVSE providers face in implementing digital trust.
IoT Trust Manager protects electric vehicle charging stations with certificate management that delivers secure plug and charge capabilities, ensuring trust and reliability in the EV charging infrastructure.
IoT Trust Manager delivers digital trust to EV charging stations with:
DigiCert, a recognized global leader in digital trust, instills confidence in the security of the EV charging process. Digital trust is a crucial component in the operation of electric vehicle charging stations. By implementing robust security measures using DigiCert IoT Trust Manager, EVSEs can protect against vulnerabilities, prevent disruptions, safeguard customer data and build trust among EV users. Strengthening digital trust is not just essential for the success of individual charging stations but also for the broader adoption of electric mobility. Let's embrace secure and scalable solutions to drive the future of clean transportation forward: that’s digital trust for the real world.