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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

270 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Spyware for Targeted APT Campaign Sneak into Google Play

Kaspersky researchers discuss how a targeted campaign against Android users in Southeast Asia relied on spyware apps that snuck onto official app marketplaces such as Google Play.

Apt

US, Australia Warns About Web Shell Malware

The National Security Agency and the Australian Signals Directorate jointly issued a Cybersecurity Information Sheet with guidelines for enterprises on how to defend web servers from web shell exploits.

Web App Attacks, Web App Security

Understanding Asset Mix for Effective Vulnerability Management

Which platform is the riskiest: Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, or a networking device? Latest research from Kenna Security and Cyentia Institute shows that CISOs have to consider both the number of vulnerabilities and how issues are addressed in order to determine risk.

Risk, Risk Management, Ciso

CISA Urges Resetting Active Directory After Patching VPN

Vulnerabilities need to be patched, but security doesn’t stop with updates since the attackers may already be inside the network. Additional steps may be necessary, such as resetting passwords and looking for evidence of other types of infection or compromise.

Vpn, Patching

Managing Vulnerabilities by Crowd-Sourcing Threat Details

Thousands of software vulnerabilities are made public each year, leaving IT and security teams to sift out irrelevant issues from the bugs that need to be fixed. Rapid7's Attacker Knowledge Base brings crowd-sourced feedback to enterprise defenders to help them figure out which flaws to pay attention to.

Ciso, Vulnerability Assessment, Patching