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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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335 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Security Incidents Affect Victims Differently, Even the Mega-Breaches

Cyentia Institute analyzed some of the costliest, most damaging security incidents and found that they impacted organizations differently.

Data Breaches

Privacy Labels for iOS and Mac Apps Are Coming

Starting Dec. 8, all iOS and Mac apps will be required to print "privacy labels" telling users upfront how the apps use their information, just as food manufacturers are required to print nutritional labels on food to provide nutrition information such as calories and ingredients.

Apple, Privacy

The Senators Who Will Set the Security and Privacy Agenda in Congress

Whether it's election security, nation-state attacks, or massive data breaches, there is growing pressure on Congress to do something. One way to suss out how the security and privacy agenda will unfold in the 117th Congress is to look at what these Senators have said and done previously.

Government

Privacy Prevails at the Ballot Box

For many voters, Election Day in the United States was more than just about voting for government officials such as the president, lawmakers, judges, and sheriffs. They were also asked to weigh in on referendums, new state laws, and amendments to the state constitution.

Government

UK Regulator Tells Experian to Change Data Processing Practices

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office issued an enforcement notice against Experian last week, ordering the company to make “fundamental changes” to how it handles consumer data.

Gdpr, Privacy