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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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315 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

New York Wants Social Media Companies to be Regulated

New York’s Department of Financial Services investigated the July attack on Twitter called for greater cybersecurity oversight for major technology platforms, especially social media companies.

Social Media, Data Breaches, Financial Services, Government

Morgan Stanley to Pay $60 Million Fine for 2016 Data Breach

Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay a $60 million fine for its repeated failures to adequately protect customer data when disposing of old equipment.

Data Breaches, Risk Management

Cybercrime Victims Are Not Calling the Police

Ransomware, business email compromise, and social engineering are among the top threats facing organizations, but the magnitude of the problem is not well-understood, Europol said in its threat assessment report.

Android, Malware

California Voters Asked to Amend Privacy Law

California voters will vote on Proposition 24, on whether to expand the groundbreaking privacy law that was passed just two yeras ago. Proposition 24, or the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, builds on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 which just took effect this year.

Government, Privacy

Visa Reports POS Malware Infected Two Hospitality Companies

Two hospitality merchants in North America were compromised by point-of-sale malware in May and June of this year, Visa said in a recent technical report.

Data Breaches, Malware, Payment Card Breach