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Fahmida Y. Rashid

Senior Managing Editor

Fahmida brings over a decade of IT security news reporting along with ten years of network administration and software development to Decipher.

Every security story has a human face, and her goal is to bring those stories to light. As the senior managing editor of Decipher, she will focus on ways security can impact how people live, work, and play. She enjoys working on stories that speak to those outside the security industry, highlighting the intersection of security and other technology areas. Over the years, she has seen enough to make her overzealous about her personal threat-model, but she doesn’t hold it against anyone for having a more relaxed worldview.

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Featured Articles

28 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Predict Which Security Flaws Will be Exploited, Patch Those Bugs

How do enterprises figure out which security flaws to fix first? Research shows common vulnerability management and remediation strategies are no better than random guesses. Trying to predict which flaws will be exploited and fixing those is a better use of the security teams's time.

Vulnerability, Patch

Google's Android P Confirms Humans Still at the Helm

The new Android Protected Confirmation API in Android P ensures that a human, not malware, is engaging with the app.

Mobile Security, Android, Android Security

Users Need More Than Minimal Breach Disclosure

Companies get away with disclosing just the bare minimum, or dribble out the bad news to the point where no one is paying attention. We need to hold companies to a higher set of expectations.

Data Breaches, Data Breach Notification

Google Asylo Lets Devs Build Confidential Computing Apps

Protect the data at rest and in transit. How about while in use? Google’s open source framework Asylo helps developers use secure enclaves with their applications without having to know the specifics of how TEEs work or learning how to use specialized tools.

Cloud, Appdev, Encryption

Find Phishing Sites in Certificate Transparency Logs

Mining Certificate Transparency logs can help uncover phishing sites using spoofed domain names, but it’s hard to do. Facebook has updated its Certificate Transparency Monitoring tool to notify website owners when their sites are being spoofed for malicious use.

Phishing, Certificate Authority, Ssl Certificates