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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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335 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

New Rule May Require Banks to Report Incidents Sooner

A proposed rule from a trio of federal financial regulatory agencies aims to change current reporting requirements so that financial service organizations have to notify federal regulators of a security incident within 36 hours.

Bank Security, Government

Intel vPro Chips Include Ransomware Detection

The latest Intel vPro processor will include built-in protections to detect and block ransomware attacks, Intel said.

Hardware, Ransomware

Data Shows More Exploits Are Being Published on GitHub

From a vulnerability management perspective, it makes sense for defenders to be aware of which vulnerabilities have publicly available exploit code. Increasingly, much of that code is beginning to appear on GitHub.

Vulnerabilities

Torvalds Favors Memory Protections in AMD Chips

Linux creator Linus Torvalds prefers AMD processors because of the chip company's unofficial support for ECC memory, something Intel has chosen not to offer for its non-server processors.

Hardware

Ransomware Task Force to Figure Out How To Fight Ransomware

A group of security and technology vendors, non-profit groups, and other organizations have formed a coalition to tackle the impact of ransomware on various industry sectors such as government, education, healthcare, and other critical verticals. The Ransomware Task Force will release a standard framework addressing how to deal with attacks.

Ransomware