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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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326 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

DHS to Protect Critical Infrastructure with National Risk Management Center

Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the creation of the National Risk Management Center to evaluate threats and defend US critical infrastructure. The center will initially focus on the energy, finance, and telecommunications sectors to start.

Government, Critical Infrastructure Security

Data Breach Reports Spike After GDPR

GDPR mandates organizations self-report data breaches, and in the two months since the new privacy regulation went into effect, the number of reports have surged.

Data Breaches, Privacy, Gdpr

NetSpectre Highlights New Ways to Exploit Speculative Execution

NetSpectre is not an immediate threat: no known malware exists in the wild. The research is important because it deepens our understanding of microprocessor architecture and ways speculative execution can be abused.

Hardware, Spectre

Google Marks Popular Sites as ‘Not Secure’ for Using HTTP

Google is done with reminders and warnings. It began marking web pages not using HTTPS as "Not Secure," and it turns out some of the world's most popular sites are affected.

Google, Encryption, Website Security

Disinformation as a Form of Cyber Attack

If we continue to think about cyber-warfare in the context of mass destruction and physical damage, we miss the fact that attackers are now taking more covert approaches to subvert existing systems. Disinformation is a dangerous tool.

Cybersecurity, Disinformation