Milence joins European Network for Cyber Security to support heavy-duty EV charging

The Hague, Netherlands – January 9, 2024: The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), the non-profit that connects critical infrastructure with security experts, has announced Milence as its latest member, joining the network’s mission to strengthen the cybersecurity of Europe’s energy sector.

It comes as European EV public charger stock reached over 600,000 by the end of Q3 2023,  with the news underscoring a key milestone in ENCS’ expansion as Milence becomes its first Charge Point Operator (CPO) member.

Comprising of Daimler Trucks, the TRATON GROUP and the Volvo Group, Milence is committed to building and operating 1,700 high-capacity public charging points in Europe by 2027 for heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs). Due to the charging points’ high demand on the grid and the corresponding associated risks, Milence has joined ENCS to support the identification of its cybersecurity needs, risk analysis and testing of its assets, and the practical solutions required to maximise cyber protection.

Working with its partners, ENCS has supported the European CPO market with its cybersecurity needs since 2015. In 2016, the network developed Electric Vehicle Charging (EVC) cybersecurity requirements to deliver harmonisation across Europe and to demonstrate the risk of compromise to European authorities and policymakers. In 2019, the requirements were updated with a security architecture and a test plan. The organisation also supports CPOs with security requirements for tendering and testing, and charge point manufacturers with guidance on the implementation of security in their systems and security testing.

Anjos Nijk, Managing Director, ENCS, comments, “It’s fantastic to welcome Milence, a key player of European CPO infrastructure and the first to join our network. Milence’s membership is a testament to our track record in supporting European CPO cybersecurity and its connected infrastructures with the practical solutions they need. With accelerated rollout of EVC infrastructure across Europe, Milence joins at a critical period and we look forward to the industry expertise and knowledge it will contribute to our network.”

Peter Westerveld, Chief Information Security Officer, Milence, added “Cybersecurity is a particularly demanding field that requires constant questioning of its practices and knowledge. ENCS has clear track record in supporting CPOs with their cybersecurity needs, which will help us to further strengthen our practices. I am delighted that Milence is joining the ENCS community and sharing our industry skills and knowledge with the wider network.”

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