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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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324 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Framework Outlines How Companies Should Talk About Breaches

Organizations are increasingly developing incident response playbooks to plan out in advance what steps to take in case of a security breach—such as an employees accessing files without authorization, a lost computer, or a server compromised by outside attackers. A team of academics from the UK's University of Kent and University of Warwick outlined a comprehensive playbook on how organizations should communicate after a security incident.

Data Breaches, Incident Response

Compromised Credentials Used in Attack Against Federal Agency

An intruder breached a federal agency’s internal network and accessed data files using compromised credentials and custom malware, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in an Analysis Report.

Government, Data Breaches

Attackers Actively Targeting Zerologon Flaw, Microsoft Warns

The Zerologon vulnerability Microsoft patched in Windows Server last month is actively being exploited in several attacks, Microsoft warned.

Patch, Microsoft

CISA Orders Agencies to Patch Zerologon Flaw

Federal agencies have until the end of Monday to install fixes for a recently-fixed elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows which could be used to take control of the entire network, CISA said in an emergency directive.

Patch, Windows, Government

MITRE Releases FIN6 Emulation Plan

MITRE’s latest project is a public library of detailed plans replicating tactics and techniques used by known attack groups. The first set of adversary emulation plans released this week describe the behavior of cybercrime group FIN6.

Cybercrime, Attacker, Attack Simulations