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Q-AYou may be aware that CIMdata has been hosting a series of educational webinars. We have seen record attendance and many of the past webinars are available for replay from the CIMdata on-Demand page of our website. I recently hosted a webinar on Semantic Technology which generated lots of questions that we did not have time to answer live, here are some of the questions and their answers. For those of you who were unable to join the webinar, you...

LockAre warnings by experts about impending IoT security catastrophe stemming from unsecure and unsupported devices becoming a reality? From reading recent cybersecurity related publications, it does appear so.

Recalls May Become The Norm For IoT Devices If Security Doesn’t Improve Significantly[1] is the title of an article that describes a recent cybersecurity breach caused by lax security practices of a Chinese company, Hangzhou Xiongmai, which sells components for surveillance cameras and other gadgets in the U.S....

Hungry Dog“No Treat for You: Pets Miss Meals after Auto-Feeding App PetNet Glitches” is the title of an article about an IoT connected pet-feeder, SmartFeeder by PetNet (, that left some pets hungry due to a 10-hour server outage.[1] Another article[2] pronounced the PetNet SmartFeeder a “poor failsafe design that didn't take into account the most obvious failure mode, i.e.: no connection” and further speculated that...

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