Hubject and Penta Security to provide first global cross-certification for secure ISO15118-based EV charging
04 December 2019
Hubject and Penta Security are cooperating to enable standardized secure communication between electric vehicles and charging stations. The international standard ISO 15118 is mostly known for the application of the most secure, automated and seamless charging and payment processes for electric vehicles, Plug&Charge.
The security of ISO 15118 is based on the automated comparison of stored digital certificates. The certificates originate from a central, highest certification authority: the Vehicle to Grid Root Certification Authority or V2G Root CA. Hubject and Penta Security are both V2G Root CAs and will now certify each other.
Hubject’s V2G Root CA serves as a foundation of trust and provides interoperability by cross certifying with the V2G Root CA of the Korean market leader for secure EV Charging, Penta Security.
This means that both partners can process not only the validated authentication data of their own Root CA, but also that of the other partner. This way, Hubject and Penta Security provide a joint approach to support companies active in relevant EV markets.