There are stringent requirements for opening an account and for implementing changes in the Energy for Transport Registry (Register Energie voor Vervoer, REV). In addition, technical security measures have been implemented in the REV. All of this is to prevent malicious parties gaining access to the REV.
Technical security measures
Various technical security measures have been implemented in the REV:
- SMS (text message) code when logging in: users have to enter their username and password each time they log in. They then have to enter an SMS code. This SMS code is sent to the user’s mobile phone number.
- Four-eyes principle: users can specify that registrations and transfers require two users: one to propose the action and the other to approve it.
- It is mandatory to set a transfer limit for the account.
- The REV can be accessed on work days between 07:00 am and 09:00 pm, except during maintenance.
User safety measures
In addition to the technical security measures in the REV, there are measures that you as the user can implement to safely use your mobile phone (for receiving an SMS code) and your computer (logging onto the REV). The NEa has published an information document containing measures that you can take personally to prevent malicious persons gaining access to your account in the REV.
The key ones are as follows:
- Set a password or pin code to be able to use your mobile phone.
- Only install apps on your mobile phone originating fro trusted suppliers in the official app store for your operating system.
- Never log in to the REV from your mobile phone. You may then run the risk of revealing your data to malicious parties. This could include data such as your username and password and the SMS code that you receive on your phone.
- Make sure that the computer system you want to use to log into the REV:
- always has the latest updates of the operating system installed;
- has a virus scanner installed that is continually updated with the latest virus definitions and scans for viruses at least once each week;
- has no illegal software installed.
- Do not set the transfer limit for your account unrealistically high or low.
- If you use a Wi-Fi network, ensure that it is properly secured.
- Do not use public Wi-Fi networks. Public Wi-Fi networks are not secure.
- Never share your username, password and SMS code with others, not even with colleagues, and keep in mind the NEa will never ask for your password or SMS code.
- Do not allow others to watch when typing in your username and password.
- Use your password for the REV exclusively for this system and do not use it for other applications or files.
- Always log off before leaving your computer and lock your system so that others cannot access it during your absence.
- Never save your username and password in your browser.
If you notice something suspicious, block access to your account immediately and, if necessary, contact the NEa Helpdesk.