LiFi at the Cyber Security Summit 2023

Important success in terms of audience and content for the third edition of the Innovation Cybersecurity Summit 2023 organised by ANGI - National Association of Young Innovators, a reference point for innovation and digital in Italy - in the splendid setting of Palazzo Wedekind.


La cybersecurity è un processo e in quanto tale si compone di vari elementi, politiche, procedure nonché misure tecnologiche. Non solo gli addetti ai lavori di cybersecurity devono occuparsene, ma ogni persona deve essere coinvolta nel rafforzamento della sicurezza. Come spesso viene ricordato, le organizzazioni si dividono in due: chi è stato oggetto di un attacco e chi lo sarà; per cui valutare i rischi significa tener conto sia delle vulnerabilità sia della capacità di reazione agli incidenti


Security of information, networks and information systems were central themes during the event organised by ANGI - Associazione Nazionale Giovani Innovatori at the Wedekind Palace. An event that highlighted the role of innovation and cybersecurity as key elements in supporting and protecting businesses, infrastructures and critical state sites under the name of digital. An initiative that was acclaimed by the institutions and held in collaboration with the European Parliament Offices in Italy and under the patronage of the European Commission Representation in Italy, AIPSA, Cyber 4.0 Cyber Security Competer Center, Cyber Area and with the strategic partnership of Women4Cyber Italia, with whom an important memorandum of understanding on cybersecurity issues was also announced.



Also present among the speakers was our CEO Francesco Paolo Russo, Director General of ANGI, who emphasised the potential of LiFi solutions for #CyberSecurity to protect our country's critical infrastructures linked to National Security, from Defence to Healthcare and, more generally, to the protection of data and communications in both the public and corporate spheres.

LiFi technology is in fact very secure from an IT point of view as the signal is not as diffuse as WiFi, does not cross physical barriers (walls, walls) and remains confined within the environment. To provide this type of connectivity, we, like To Be, have developed two types of solutions: LiFi Streaming and LiFi Point To Point.

LiFi Streaming solutions use LEDs that emit non-visible light, within the infrared spectrum. Using light for communication in critical contexts also has other advantages: these connections do not generate interference with equipment or places where radio frequencies can cause conflicts.

These solutions, together with LiFi Point To Point, exploit another advantage of LiFi, namely the ability to create connectivity infrastructures that are not only very secure and high-performance, but also very quick to set up, considerably reducing the amount of cabling required.


Ci sono settori come la Difesa dove il cyberspazio insieme al dominio spaziale sono ormai considerati non solo una priorità ma un vero e proprio cambio di paradigma culturale. La sfida, come ha ricordato anche il direttore dell’Agenzia per la Cybersicurezza Nazionale Bruno Frattasi, è di accrescere e sviluppare una cultura della sicurezza e della protezione dai rischi cyber. Un pericolo che riguarda ambiti nevralgici come la difesa e la sicurezza, ma anche la sanità, i trasporti e il mondo finanziario. Tutti ambiti in cui noi stiamo portando le nostre soluzioni tecnologiche LiFi.

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IT technologies between physical and digital: LiFi and Surroundings

To support the necessary level of computerisation, digitisation and automation required by modern working environments, it’s indispensable to have smart technologies ready to support current and future operational challenges, such as the new application frontier that allows data to be transmitted through light: LiFi.


Panduit, Lainate (MI) – Competing with industry experts such as Panduit, a leader in infrastructure products and services for data networks and power applications, and Signify, a world leader in lighting for which we are a Certified System Integrator (Euronext: LIGHT), is always a source of opportunity and growth for a young innovative SME like ours. The participation of our CEO Francesco Paolo Russo, as Special Guest, allowed us to analyse from many points of view that phenomenon of ‘dematerialisation’ that in the last thirty years has led to a new dialogue between physical and digital in many workplaces, and above all to recount the many innovative aspects of LiFi technology.

Together with Gian Piero De Martino, Electrical and Network Infrastructure Business Unit Manager Panduit and Daniele Tordin, Technical System Engineer Panduit, we saw how, behind every delicate product and service, there is always an infrastructure with all its elements, often hidden, but not unimportant. The physical network makes possible a variety of applications that have become indispensable for everyone, such as communications, security, information and data transmission, environmental management, audio-video and lighting.

And how does LiFi fit into this picture? It’s simple: the evolution of transmission methods and media has not stopped at the sending of electrical signals through copper cables alone, but has seen the use of radio/wireless transmissions, data transfer through fibre optics through to the modulation of LED light to send and receive information in data format.

LiFi (Light Fidelity), in fact, is a cutting-edge technology that enables the transmission of data and information through visible and invisible frequencies. It is able to offer numerous advantages, including greater bandwidth and a high data transmission speed that today reaches 1Gb/s, and will reach, in 2025 according to industry studies, 1 Tbit/s. In the laboratory, these speeds are already being achieved today, which commercially will only be achieved with the advent of 6G, of which LiFi is a precursor as the sixth generation of connectivity will fully embrace the Thz frequencies of light.

This technology, using light and not emitting radio frequencies, can be used in sensitive and interference-hostile environments such as hospitals, aircraft and military bases. Furthermore, the use of a solution that uses light to provide connectivity, which by its very nature is confined within the limits of space and cannot overcome physical barriers, provides greater protection from potential hacker attacks from outside, making the transmission of information and data fast and secure. Another important feature of LiFi is its accuracy in terms of geolocalisation. It is possible to detect the position of a device, and therefore also of a user, with a margin of error of a few centimetres. This is a benchmark for the sector, especially considering that the most widely used technology for localisation to date is Bluetooth, which has error margins in the order of a metre.

Starting from this potential of LiFi, in To Be we have been carrying out intensive work on evangelising the technology for some years now in areas ranging from Healthcare to Education, from Cultural Heritage to Defence, and we have come to develop three application solutions: LiFi Geolocation, an indoor geolocation system that uses LED light modulation to define a user’s position extremely accurately, managing to enable, among other things, indoor navigation experiences; LiFi Streaming, a system for a two-way wireless connection to the PC and/or tablet network that is fast, secure and sustainable; LiFi Point To Point, a point-to-point communication system capable of providing wireless connectivity even over long distances, which can be used both indoors and outdoors.

To date, we have several very significant LiFi projects to our credit in different areas. Among the most important are the installations inside the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Castel del Monte, the MArTA Museum in Taranto, the National Archaeological Museum in Altamura and the entire circuit of the Sac Museums, which have enriched visitors’ experience by allowing them to receive information on the various works on display directly on their smartphones through the LiFi Art App and to be guided through the exhibition thanks to LiFi’s accurate geolocation system.

In several Italian schools between Lazio and Marche, we brought LiFi to enable students to connect to the network via light in a secure, fast and sustainable manner, while at ASL Napoli 2 Nord, the hospitals of Pozzuoli, Ischia and Procida are the first Italian health facilities where LiFi has enabled improved services for patients, visitors, doctors and hospital staff.

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Scuola e innovazione arriva il LiFi

School and Innovation: LiFi lands in Camerino

LiFi represents a concrete answer to people’s willingness to bring innovation to schools, giving students a fast and sustainable connection, free from electromagnetic pollution from radio frequencies and cabling. To Be brought LiFi to the “Costanza Varano” Institute of Camerino for the first time.



The Contest POR FESR Marche School services: wireless local connection “Zero EMF” allowed Macerata to experiment with new technologies, particularly ones characterized by high speed and low radio frequency emission. The city of Camerino was chosen to be the starting point of innovation and digital services in schools so that students would have the opportunity of enjoying new academic content and better digital tools.

The “Costanza Verano” Institute of Camerino was the first one in the area to implement LiFi within a scholastic environment.

“For us, LiFi is a solution, and probably the ideal solution, to meet the school’s innovation needs”.

Francesco Rosati, Preside Istituto Costanza Varano


Francesco Rosati, Principal of the Costanza Verano Institute, commented on the project as follows: “For us, LiFi is a solution, probably the ideal solution, to meet the school’s innovation needs. These needs for a digital transformation revolve around our students. In particular, Implementing LiFi solutions allowed us to provide students with a safe connection with large bandwidth, that will further enhance the cultural and professional growth of our young minds. The laboratories in which LiFi Zones were installed thus became the main innovation players”.


The project



The project saw the implementation of 11 LiFi lamps/ transmitters in the Physics and Chemistry laboratories of the Costanza Varano institute, to meet the needs of 18 simultaneously connected computers. Different from WiFi, LiFi does not emit radio waves: it uses light waves to transmit and receive data, representing the fastest and most sustainable solution for connectivity. The speed of connection of the first version can reach up to about 250 MBs in data streaming download.



It is important to remember that it is because of the culture and academic tools found in schools that students take the first steps for professional and personal growth.


To learn more about LiFi, Read Here

LI-FI in Schools: The experience at the Istituto Comprensivo Rosetta Rossi di Roma.

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