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Cybersecurity of Electric Vehicle Chargers

NIST will host a host a one-day meeting focusing on the current state of federal research around the cybersecurity of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, MD.

The goal of the briefing is to showcase the current research in this area, highlight challenges associated with cyber-physical protection of electric vehicle technologies, and determine where further research may be necessary. The session will include briefings from federally-funded research laboratories, academic institutions, and automotive and energy industry associations.

This event is intended to serve as a forum for other Federal agencies to provide insights on their research priorities and areas of focus around securing the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This will help determine where coordination with these existing and future efforts will be beneficial. A successful outcome includes formulating areas of research where cross-agency coordination and cooperation can be pursued.

The briefing is open to the public, but registration is required to attend.


8:30 – 9:00 am                  Registration

9:00 – 9:30 am                  Introductions and Opening Address

9:30 – 10:00 am               Threat Model of Vehicle Charging Infrastructure TBD, Sandia National Labs

10:00 – 10:30 am             Enabling Secure and Resilient XFC: A Software/Hardware-Security Co-Design Approach Ryan Gerdes, Virginia Tech

10:30 – 11:00 am             break

11:00 – 11:30 am             Consequence-Driven Cybersecurity for High-Power Charging Infrastructure Kenneth Rohde, Idaho National Labs

11:30 – 12:00 am             Cybersecurity for Grid Connected eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) Station (CyberX) David Coats, ABB

12:00 – 1:00 pm                Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm                  National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)/DOT Volpe Center XFC Cybersecurity Requirements Report Kevin Harnett, DOT-Volpe

1:30 – 2:00 pm                  Developing a Reference Architecture XFC-Integrated Charging Security Infrastructure Ecosystem Tobias Whitney, EPRI

2:00 – 2:30 pm                  break

2:30 – 4:15 pm                  Open discussion and next steps

4:15 – 4:30 pm                  Close

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site.  Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE:  All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will results, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12.

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Created July 26, 2019, Updated August 7, 2019