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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

215 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

The Mafia Doesn’t Control Cybercrime

Just because cybercriminals are organized doesn’t mean they are part of organized crime such as the Mafia, an Oxford University researcher said at Black Hat.

Decipher

Facebook Open Sources Fizz For TLS 1.3 Deployments

TLS 1.3 has been approved, and Facebook has open sourced Fizz, a TLS 1.3 library, to help developers and server operators deploy TLS 1.3 for their mobile apps, services, and appliances such as load balancers

Facebook, TLS

Disclose.io Offers Security Researchers Safe Harbor

Disclose.io provides a clear legal framework to protect organizations and researchers engaged in vulnerability disclosure programs. The goal is to protect those engaged in good-faith security research from legal action.

Vulnerability Disclosure, Bug Bounty, Bugcrowd

Reddit Breach Illustrates Dangers of 2FA Over SMS

Reddit had two-factor authentication enabled on the employee accounts that was breached. The SMS-based method is susceptible to attacks, and Reddit learned that the hard way.

2FA

DHS to Protect Critical Infrastructure with National Risk Management Center

Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the creation of the National Risk Management Center to evaluate threats and defend US critical infrastructure. The center will initially focus on the energy, finance, and telecommunications sectors to start.

Government, Critical Infrastructure Security