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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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212 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Custom Instructions Comes to Arm, Secure Design Has to be On Board

Arm is bringing custom instructions to its Cortex-M processors. The overall security of these processors will depend on how these instructions are actually implemented.

Hardware, Microcontroller

Industry Alliance to Make Security Products Work Together

Some of the biggest names in security have banded together for a new industry initiative to make it easier for different security technologies to work together.

Open Source, Partnership

California Releases Draft Rules for CCPA

CCPA becomes law on Jan. 1. The California Department of Justice has released draft rules on how businesses should make sure they don't violate the new data privacy law.

Government, Privacy, Legislation

Complying With the California Privacy Law Could Cost $55 Billion

Companies pay attention to privacy legislation and regulations because they don't want the penalties and fines. There is also a hefty cost associated with becoming compliant in the first place.

Privacy, Government

FBI Okays Paying in a Ransomware Attack

The FBI does not advocate paying a ransom because there's no guarantee the organization will get the data back, but acknowledged in an updated guidance that sometimes, for some organizations, paying the ransom makes a lot of sense.

Ransomware