The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) Version 1.6 Cyber Range A Training and Testing Platform

David Elmo II, Wright State University


The widespread expansion of Electric Vehicles (EV) throughout the world creates a requirement for charging stations. While Cybersecurity research is rapidly expanding in the field of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, efforts are impacted by the availability of testing platforms. This paper presents a solution called the “Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) Cyber Range.” Its purpose is to conduct Cybersecurity research against vulnerabilities in the OCPP v1.6 protocol. The OCPP Cyber Range can be used to enable current or future research and to train operators and system managers of Electric Charge Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). This paper demonstrates this solution using three attack types, Denial of Service, Machine-in-the-Middle, and Log4shell.