The Cryptographic Foundations
of Plug & Charge

How Public-Key Infrastructures Make ISO 15118 Secure



A New Era of Data Security

The future of data security for electric vehicle charging is here and it’s called: Plug & Charge. This course teaches you to successfully apply the tamper-proof security mechanism of Plug & Charge to your product line.

Without secure communication between EVs and charging stations, malicious third parties can intercept and modify messages. By using Plug & Charge, you’ll prevent:

  • Financial loss for drivers and charging station operators from manipulated data
  • Driver frustration and loss of consumer trust in EV technology
  • Grid blackouts due to data attacks during simultaneous charging sessions

“The Cryptographic Foundations of Plug & Charge” is for programmers, engineers and manufacturers looking to create secure, interoperable, and standard-compliant charging infrastructure and products.


Step-By-Step Instruction

In this course, we’ll explore hybrid cryptosystems, digital certificates and signatures, and public-key infrastructures. Some, if not most terms, will be new to you. But don’t worry: we’ll go through them in an easy-to-understand format. We’ll also cover other cryptographic building blocks that come into play within ISO 15118.

These 11 video trainings make up the first module of the world’s most comprehensive course on electric vehicle security technology, called “Data Security and Plug & Charge with ISO 15118”. Module 1, “The Cryptographic Foundations of Plug & Charge”, will give you all the necessary tools to avoid cyberattacks from malicious third parties and hackers, while ensuring the absolute most convenient solution for EV users.

Get ready to:

  • Understand how the foundational building blocks of Plug & Charge work.
  • Recognize the various market roles and types of digital certificates necessary for a charging and billing process based on ISO 15118.
  • Come away with a deepened tactical knowledge through hands-on exercises that use the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL.


Reliable and Secure Charging Infrastructure

The key to secure and efficient communications is within reach! In fact, it’s already available in the cryptography package within Plug & Charge. But guaranteeing user convenience and impenetrable security comes at the cost of extremely complex technology. That’s where this course comes in.

Together, we’ll use the cryptography to guarantee secure and reliable charging and billing within your product line. You’ll also learn how to establish authenticity and data integrity using digital signatures and certificates, and which types of digital certificates are needed within the public-key infrastructures specified by ISO 15118.

"The Cryptographic Foundations of Plug & Charge" is your shortcut to understanding the essential mechanisms that make ISO 15118 so secure and reliable, and to adapting them to your product line. You don’t have to be a cryptography expert to join, but you will be one when you’re done.


Ongoing Resources & Community

“The Cryptographic Foundations of Plug & Charge” comes with a full transcript of each of the 11 video trainings, so you can follow along as we go. You can also use this lengthy document after the course, as a reference guide during any given implementation.

The Cryptographic Foundations of Plug & Charge

Joining this course means you are officially joining the V2G Clarity community. Together with myself and countless other engineers worldwide, we will openly troubleshoot any issues that arise within each other’s implementations. You’ll also have access to me as a resource any time you get held up by a concept within the curriculum.

Not convinced? There is a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee. So you have nothing to lose. Are you ready to join the movement to make electric vehicle charging around the world user-friendly, future-proof, and completely secure? Click the “Join Now” button and I’ll see you in lesson one!


Meet Your Instructor


Dr. Marc Mültin
Dr. Marc Mültin

Over the last decade, I have become a recognized e-mobility expert after developing the widely-used RISE V2G software and co-authoring the ISO 15118 and related international standards. I now work with companies and research institutions across the globe to integrate RISE V2G and ISO 15118’s promising Plug & Charge feature into their products and innovations.

While I was working on my Ph.D. in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), I became a member of the prestigious German DIN standardization committee. Since then, my mission has been to help bring convenient, secure, and user-friendly electric vehicle charging to a global audience.

I genuinely believe ISO 15118 and Plug & Charge will transform electric vehicle charging. With this course, my “ISO 15118 Manual” eBook, and my consulting within the industry, I hope to contribute to making this vision a reality. Join me in driving the electric vehicle market forward to revolutionize the future of worldwide transportation.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long will I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 30 days from the date all modules are released and I will give you a full refund. Your feedback will help me improve future modules.
Can I share my account within my company?
Each course is intended exclusively for individual use. If you are interested in a company-wide license for this course, please contact me via email.

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