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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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109 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Attackers Move Quickly, Defenders Need to Keep Up

Enterprise defenders have a very narrow window of opportunity to detect a compromise before attackers spread out through the network and cause more damage. For nation-state attackers, that breakout time is a handful of hours.

Hacking, Data Breaches

Software Alone Can’t Fix Spectre-Class Flaws

Speculative execution enhanced microprocessor performance, but also made them more susceptible to side-channel attacks. The final fix won’t be via software updates.

Hardware, Spectre

Government Shutdown Highlights Importance of Planning Ahead

Parts of the government is still spinning back up after spending 35 days offline as part of the recent partial government shutdown. For security teams with long to-do lists, that's a lot of time they need to regain.

Government, Incident Response

Google Password Checkup Checks For Already Compromised Passwords

Google's Password Checkup Chrome extension tackles the big problem of password reuse by checking what passwords users are using against a database of compromised credentials.

Passwords, Google, Data Breaches

Severity of FaceTime Bug Depends on Threat Model

Apple is fixing the FaceTime bug, so it is clearly serious. But how bad it will impact users depend on their personal threat models.

Privacy, Vulnerability, Apple, Ios