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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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Featured Articles

248 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

GitHub’s npm Acquisition Will Boost JavaScript Security

The security of the JavaScript software ecosystem will get a significant boost with GitHub acquiring npm, which hosts and maintains the Node package manager and the package registry. GitHub has the resources to invest in robust and stable infrastructure, thorough vetting of software packages, and integration into GitHub's other services.

Javascript, Github, Appsec

Microsoft Releases Emergency Fix for SMBv3 Flaw

Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Until a fix is available, administrators are advised to disable SMBv3 compression on their servers.

Microsoft, Smb Security, Networking

Microsoft DART Finds Six Attack Groups On Customer Network

While helping a customer deal with a state-sponsored attack group which had been stealing data and email for about eight months, Microsoft’s incident response team uncovered five other threat actors operating simultaneously on the network.

Microsoft, Incident Response, Apt

Commission Outlines Ways to Overhaul Federal Cybersecurity

The United States needs a top-level cybersecurity coordinator, more powers for CISA, and cybersecurity-specific committees in Congress, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission said in its long-awaited report.

Government, Federal Cybersecurity

Internet Standards Emphasize User Privacy At Expense of Enterprise Security

New Internet technologies bring more privacy to the network, but they have the side effect of breaking security in enterprise networks, Internet pioneer Paul Vixie said at RSA Conference 2020.

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