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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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129 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

More Security Endpoint Tech Isn’t Always Better

The endpoint is still the most important part of enterprise defense, but Absolute Software's analysis found that throwing more security agents at an endpoint doesn’t make the system more secure.

Endpoint Security

Microsoft Drafts Security Configuration Framework for Windows 10

Security professionals struggling with securely configuring Windows 10 devices can look at Microsoft's new security configuration framework.

Microsoft, Windows 10 Security

Single Actor Behind Recent WordPress Plugin Attacks

Wordfence researchers are "confident" the same actor is responsible for a wave of attacks that have hit thousands of WordPress sites over the past month by targeting vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins.

Wordpress, Website Security

Scary Hardware Attacks Aren’t The Biggest Risks

Supply chain attacks are scary, but there are plenty of other hardware-based issues organizations should be worrying about before they have to panic about the complex malicious implants in their servers.

Hardware, Supply Chain

Mozambique’s Scheme to End SIM Swap Fraud

Mobile payments are very popular in African companies and SIM card fraud is a massive problem. At the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, CERT Mozambique discussed how the banks and mobile operators worked together to ensure thieves didn't loot customer accounts just by stealing phone number.

Fraud, Mobile Security, 2Fa, Finance Security