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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

Equifax Settles Data Breach Lawsuits

Equifax settled the various lawsuits from federal and state regulators and consumers related to its 2017 data breach for up to $700 million. Hefty price tag not withstanding, the data for 147-million victims is still out there and there's not much consumers can do about it.

Data Breaches, Finance, Government

Microsoft Warns Political Orgs of Attacks

There has been a lot of discussion about protecting voting systems so that ballots can’t be changed or manipulated over the past two years, but the attacks Microsoft warned about are not related to the voting process.

Microsoft, Government

Moody’s Says Regulation Would Benefit Gas Pipeline Operators

Credit rating agency Moody's weighed in on the security of natural gas pipeline operators, urging that mandatory cybersecurity standards would harden the sector against potential attacks.

Critical Infrastructure Security, Regulation

Mayors Pledge No More Ransom Payments

The United States Conference of Mayors unanimously agreed to not pay any more ransoms following ransomware attacks against municipal networks.

Ransomware, Data Breaches, Disaster Recovery, Backup and Restore

GDPR Impact Lies in Big Fines, Process Changes

While European regulators are showing they are serious about the new privacy and data security regulations as they slap hefty fines against Marriott and British Airways for not properly safeguarding consumer data, fines aren’t the only way GDPR has changed how organizations view online privacy and data security.

Data Privacy, Regulation, General Data Protection Regulation