U.S. Government concerns about the cybersecurity of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure cover a range of issues. What impact would EVSE have on the stability of the electrical grid? Could EVSE serve as a vector for cybersecurity attacks that would impact the Nation’s economy? As a potential user of electric vehicles and EVSE, the U.S. Government is also concerned about how cybersecurity threats to the charging infrastructure might affect government activities. These concerns, as well as policy interests in the adoption of electric vehicles, have led to research efforts sponsored by federal agencies to examine potential cybersecurity issues.
On September 12, 2019, NIST hosted a one-day symposium on Federal Research in EVSE Cybersecurity to familiarize the government and industry with the potential cybersecurity implications of EVSE infrastructure. NISTIR 8294 includes a summary of that meeting, the meeting agenda, and the seven presentations shared that day.