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Kempower holds inaugural Hack Day to test its cybersecurity standards 

  • Kempower’s first-ever Hack Day took place at its headquarters in Lahti, Finland. 
  • Over thirty ethical security hackers tested the cybersecurity of Kempower’s software, including its cloud-based charging management system, Kempower ChargEye. 
  • Kempower will use the results of the hackathon event to improve the cybersecurity of its software and solutions. 

LAHTI, FINLAND Kempower has held its first-ever Hack Day at its headquarters in Lahti, Finland, to test the cybersecurity of its software and solutions. The company will use the findings and results of the hackathon to improve its data security and privacy for customers. 

Kempower invited over 30 ethical security hackers – also known as white hat hackers – to test the cybersecurity of its solutions in its inaugural Hack Day event. During the hackathon, which was organized in collaboration with Finnish insurance company LähiTapiola with support from Cloud2 Oy, Amazon Web Services, and digital transformation company Gofore, the hackers identified potential threats to Kempower’s software offerings, including its Kempower ChargEye. Kempower ChargEye is a cloud-based charging management system designed to enhance the customer experience by enabling more efficient remote control and analysis of charging points.  

The results of the Hack Day revealed potential areas to enhance Kempower’s security 

posture and further develop its capabilities. ​​Kempower’s tech team has now applied the ethical hackers’ recommendations to its software and updated the company’s future roadmap to guarantee its customers the highest levels of cybersecurity and data privacy. 

Reflecting on the hackathon event, Pete Nieminen, CIO of Kempower, said: 

“At Kempower, cybersecurity and data privacy are the foundation of business integrity. This event was the perfect opportunity to put our high standards to the test. Our team is already examining the hackathon results and applying the necessary improvements to our software to make our solutions even more safe and secure. I thank our partners LähiTapiola, Cloud2 Oy, Amazon Web Services and Gofore for their invaluable collaboration and role in organizing such a successful day.” 

​​​Leo Niemelä, CSO of LähiTapiola, added: 

“Data security is a vital element in leadership, responsibility and corporate security. It is also becoming a competitive advantage for businesses. Hack Day events and co-operation with ethical hackers will continue to grow in numbers and have an increasingly significant role in how companies are developing future data security. It was great for us to be a part of the event.” 

​​​Mikko Laakkonen, CTO at Cloud2 commented: 

“This was an especially interesting exercise taking into consideration Kempower’s strong position in the market. We are proud to support Kempower in their quest for excellence in cybersecurity. As a leading provider of cloud services in Finland, we understand the importance of ensuring data protection and privacy for our customers. We believe that cloud-based solutions offer many benefits for e-mobility, such as scalability, flexibility and efficiency. We are happy to share our expertise and best practices with Kempower and help them achieve their goals.” 

Miika Nurminen, Director of Digital Quality Assurance at Gofore added: 

”Gofore is excited to partner with Kempower on their growth journey, contributing to their digital transformation, by securing and advancing their mission-critical, intelligent customer solutions.” 

Media enquiries: 

Fredrik Palmén, Communications Specialist, Kempower 

+358 29 0021900 

About Kempower:  

We design and manufacture reliable and user-friendly DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles. Our vision is to create the world’s most desired EV charging solutions for everyone, everywhere. Our product development and production are based in Finland, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of e-mobility, from electric cars, trucks, and buses to machines and marine. Our modular and scalable charging system and world-class software are designed by EV drivers for EV drivers, enabling the best user experience for our customers around the world. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. 

​​​About LähiTapiola: 

LähiTapiola group is a group of companies owned by its customers, based on a mutual company form, which serves individual, farm, entrepreneur, business and community customers. LähiTapiola’s products and services cover non-life, life and pension insurance as well as investment and saving services. We are also a professional in corporate risk management and personnel well-being. We have almost 1.6 million owner-customers. 

LähiTapiola is changing from a traditional insurance company to a life insurance company. Life insurance means comprehensive and proactive service to our customers in the areas of health, safety and finances. 

​​​About Cloud2:  

Cloud2 is a Finnish cloud service provider that offers comprehensive solutions for cloud infrastructure management, cloud governance, cloud workspace and cloud consulting. We work with AWS, GCP and Azure clouds and have a strong vision of how cloud should be managed and utilized. We are experts in cybersecurity and data protection, and we help our customers to achieve the highest standards of security and privacy in the cloud. We have a fanatical 24/7 Cloud Center that monitors, supports and maintains your services in the cloud. We take responsibility for your digital business services and ensure that your cloud environment runs smoothly at all times. We are proud to partner with Kempower, a leading e-mobility company that shares our passion for innovation and excellence. We support Kempower in their quest for creating the world’s most desired EV charging solutions by providing them with scalable, flexible and efficient cloud-based solutions. We do things with passion and a twinkle in our eye. We challenge the “always done this way” mindset boldly and strive to do things better than elsewhere.  

About Gofore: 

Gofore is an international digital transformation consultancy with Finnish roots. We have over 1,400 impact-driven people in 19 locations across Finland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Estonia, and Italy. With our technology and business expertise we create an equal digital society and sustainable solutions for the intelligent industry. Our diverse group of professionals share a pioneering ambition to create a more humane, sustainable, and ethical digital world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2022, our net sales amounted to EUR 149.9 million. Gofore Plc’s share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. Our vision is to be the most significant digital transformation consultancy in Europe. Get to know us at