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LED Scale-Up: Connected lighting – data security and privacy

Dec 9 2020, 17:00 UTC - Dec 9 2020, 18:00 UTC

The Climate Group, in partnership with Signify, has been working with cities and utilities around the world to highlight the energy saving benefits of LED street lighting and to accelerate adoption. With a global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, cities will play a key role in driving emissions reduction through technological innovation. The unprecedented energy savings of 50-70% from LEDs compared to traditional lighting presents a compelling urgency to raise the priority of LED adoption. 

The expansion of connected LED street lighting around the world offers municipalities unprecedented opportunities to explore smart city initiatives; to improve sustainability, liveability and connectivity. However, with the expansion of 'Big Data' collection comes concerns around data security and privacy. Such projects may encompass many activities; e.g. energy use, public transport, traffic management, environmental monitoring, etc. As the number and variety of city services increases, there is a corresponding increase in the number of potential users and access points; all of which are potentially vulnerable to data breaches.
Cyber security is critical to the system and must maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
In this webinar we will explore how cities can ensure their data collection activities are secure; to truly benefit both City Halls and citizens alike. We will examine the latest IT security standards and strategies for data governance and privacy. We will hear from expert speakers from cities, industry bodies and manufacturers to gain valuable insights in this crucial area.


  • Toby Morgan, LED Program Manager – The Climate Group
  • Trish Cagliostro, Head of Business Development, Security Services - Amazon Web Services
  • Fabio Vignoli, Director and Head of Product Security - Signify 
  • Michael Poplawski, Senior Engineer, Connected Lighting Systems Research - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory