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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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197 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Disinformation Attacks Aren’t Just Against Elections

While disinformation is getting a lot of attention in security circles, the discussion primarily tends to be in the context of election security. However, hacking social media accounts, or creating fake accounts, to post false messages about a company is absolutely a disinformation campaign.

Disinformation, Twitter

Encryption Experts Asked G7 to Set the Right Example

Encryption experts from around the world collaborated on an open letter to G7 leaders prior to the summit to not undermine encryption. The fact that the G7 leaders didn't release a statement supporting lawful access for law enforcement and intelligence agencies the way the G7 ministers did back in April is a victory of sorts.

Encryption

Georgia Supreme Court Considers When Data Breach Victims Can Sue

The Georgia Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether data breach victims have to wait for actual fraud or theft to happen before they can sue to recover the costs spent protecting themselves after a data breach.

Data Breaches, Legal, Government

Nation-State Attacks Target Medical Research

It’s not just individual healthcare records or personal information. Espionage groups with Chinese ties are targeting cutting-edge medical research, especially cancer research, FireEye said.

Medical Data, Data Breaches, Medical Identity Theft

AWS Promises to Scan for Misconfigured Servers

Amazon Web Services will now scan customer environments for potentially misconfigured servers in the wake of Capital One's data breach. Even though many of these cloud-based data breaches weren't the fault of cloud service providers, many are stepping up to detect problems before they become security incidents.

Cloud, Amazon