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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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Featured Articles

224 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Microsoft’s Secured-core PC Takes Aim at Firmware Attacks

Microsoft's Secured-core PC initiative is a partnership with OEM partners (including HP and Dell), silicon vendors (such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm) to provide deeply integrated hardware, firmware and software that can withstand firmware-based attacks.

Hardware, Windows, Microsoft, Firmware Security

Prices for Attack Tools on Dark Web Forums Remain Stagnant

Flashpoint analysts look at Dark Web marketplaces and see that prices have not changed all that much in two years.

Cybercrime

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