Irdeto becomes a core member of CharIN

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, offering products that meet the rapidly changing mobility demands and exceed cybersecurity regulations for the automotive industry.

AMSTERDAM – April 17, 2023 Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, today announced it has joined CharIN, a global association of 300 members dedicated to the interoperability of the CCS and MCS vehicle charging standards. As a core member, Irdeto and CharIN share the same vision of a sustainable future and a mission of promoting a secure and standardized charging system for electric vehicles.

As a cybersecurity company with 50 plus years of experience in protecting digital platforms, Irdeto can contribute its knowledge to ensure that the charging infrastructure is secure and protected against potential cyber threats.

One example is the recently launched Irdeto CrossCharge, a new complete set of managed services to create, distribute, discover, validate, and revoke vehicle identities and charging contracts that makes charging seamless for the end users.

With this new solution, Irdeto is creating the world’s largest and most reliable virtual charging network for electric vehicles by connecting all Charging Point Operators (CPOs). It will work as a clearing house that allows drivers to roam between different CPOs as easily as they roam between different mobile phone networks, removing the need for the cumbersome app, card, and token-based payments.

Another successful project was done in partnership with CharIN and UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science. The three companies worked on the implementation of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to enable Plug & Charge and V2G applications. The PKI ensures secure authentication and authorization through certificate management and therefore, serves as pre-requisite for the Plug & Charge functionality in accordance with the standard ISO 15118.

Irdeto will share with CharIN and its members the company’s knowledge in managing assets with long lifecycles, ecosystems with huge transaction volumes and assets in hostile environments. The company is looking forward to collaborating with other industry players in the development and promotion of a standardized, secure, and interoperable charging system for electric vehicles.

“We are thrilled to join CharIN and to connect with international stakeholders and experts across the industry. We look forward to contributing our cybersecurity expertise to multiple focus groups as a core member of the organization.” said Niels Haverkorn, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Connected Transport at Irdeto.

With a rich heritage of security innovation and rapid adaptation to the changing demands of the cyber security space, Irdeto is the preferred partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainment, video games, and connected industries including transport, health and infrastructure. With teams around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. Irdeto is the preferred security partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

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