One of the components of Singapore’s thrust to become a Smart Nation is to outfit the 110,000 lamp posts on the island with a network of smart cameras and sensors, turning them into “smart lamp posts”. These lamp posts will then be capable of capturing huge amounts of data – from tracking vehicle speeds to performing crowd analytics and anti-terror operations, these “smart lamp posts” would play an important role in Singapore’s future urban planning.
However, these treasure troves of data also entice black hat hackers to attempt to steal them in order for personal or corporate gain. Singapore’s reputation as a highly connected country also makes it a prized target for these bad actors. After a global search, Singapore chose LogRhythm’s SIEM system to protect the “smart lamp posts” network and protect it from future attacks.