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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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179 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Nation-State Attacks Target Medical Research

It’s not just individual healthcare records or personal information. Espionage groups with Chinese ties are targeting cutting-edge medical research, especially cancer research, FireEye said.

Medical Data, Data Breaches, Medical Identity Theft

AWS Promises to Scan for Misconfigured Servers

Amazon Web Services will now scan customer environments for potentially misconfigured servers in the wake of Capital One's data breach. Even though many of these cloud-based data breaches weren't the fault of cloud service providers, many are stepping up to detect problems before they become security incidents.

Cloud, Amazon

Proposal to Make HTTPS Certificate Expire Yearly Back on the Table

The question about shortening the validity period for TLS certificates is back in front of the CA/Browser Forum again. CAs still oppose it and browser makers are still for it.

SSL Certificates, Certificate Authority, Browser Security, Cryptography

Personality Types May Be Useful in Security Training

Research suggests that people’s personality types can influence whether they would be more likely to fall for social engineering attacks or be less likely to click on phishing links.

Security Training

Include Deepfakes in Incident Response Plans

Deepfakes aren't just weird political videos. Enterprises should be concerned about how deepfakes could impact their reputation and financial health and include them in incident response plans.

Incident Response