Amid national efforts to increase the amount of electric vehicles in the United States, a new potential vulnerability has emerged: electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

In a survey of EV sector professionals, 39% of respondents noted security as a top challenge to Internet of Things (IoT)-based EV infrastructure adoption. As more EV charging stations are constructed and planned across the country, the uptick in connected devices opens the energy sector up to increased cyberattacks, according to Loney Crist, Senior VP Cyber Security Software Development for IPKeys Power Partners. 

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