Registry security

There are stringent requirements for opening an account and for implementing changes in the Energy for Transport Registry (REV: Register Energie voor Vervoer). In addition, technical security measures have been implemented in the REV. All of this is to prevent access to the REV for malicious intent.

Please note: the information available on this page is only relevant for 2018-2021.

Technical security measures

Various technical security measures have been implemented in the REV:

  • SMS (text message) code when logging in: the user has to enter the username and password each time they log in. Subsequently the user needs to enter an SMS code. This SMS code is sent to the user’s mobile phone number.
  • Four-eyes principle: account holders can opt for a controlling mechanism where  claims and transfers must be approved by two people: one user proposes the action and the other approves the action.
  • It is mandatory to set a transfer limit for the account.
  • The REV can only be accessed between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays.

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 (for logging onto the REV). The NEa has published a document (Dutch) with measures that you can personally take to prevent others from obtaining access to your account in the REV.

The main measures are, amongst others:

  • Set a password or pin code for access to your mobile phone.
  • Only install apps on your telephone from trusted suppliers in the official application-store for your operating system.
  • Never log in to the REV from your mobile phone. This has an associated risk of potentially revealing your data to others. This data includes your username and password and the SMS code that you receive on your phone.
  • Ensure that the computer system you want to use to log in to the REV:
    • has the latest updates of your operating system installed;
    • has a virus scanner installed which is updated with the latest virus definitions and which 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. 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.

Have you noticed something suspicious? Please contact the Helpdesk NEa as soon as possible.