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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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315 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Bringing Security to USB Type-C, or More Limitations?

The USB Type-C Authentication Program will attempt to address the very real dangers of USB-based attacks, such as USB devices loaded with malicious payloads to compromise the host system and counterfeit cables that can deliver too much (or too little!) power and damage the system.

Hardware

Open Source Software Needs Funding, Not Bug Bounty Programs

Bug bounty programs fill a need, but the European Union's offer to pay bug bounties for vulnerabilities in open source forgets one thing: projects don't need more flaws. Open source projects need people to fix the flaws.

Software Security, Open Source, Bug Bounty

Government Shutdown Impacts Enterprise Security

The government shutdown isn't impacting just security professionals working for the federal government. Corporate security teams have to pay attention to what public services are available and what aren't during this time period.

Government, Enterprise Security, Ciso

A Note to All the Holiday IT Folks

The next time you are asked to weigh in on tech questions, turn them into learning opportunities. Share information security awareness over appetizers and privacy knowledge over dessert. Make your corner of the world just a little bit more secure.

Security Awareness, User Education, Security Training

Misconfigured Backup Servers Potentially Exposing Data

Project Sonar data reveals that thousands of rsync servers on the internet do not require authentication, potentially exposing the files and servers stored on those servers to anyone curious enough to take a look.

Networking, Data Protection, Server Security