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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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352 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Congress Passes IoT Security Law

Congress has unanimously passed the bipartisan IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which would set minimum security requirements for developing, patching, and configuring Internet of Things.

Government, Iot Security

Security Leaders Uneasy CISA Chief May be Fired

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s role goes beyond national security and securing elections. Any shakeup at CISA’s leadership level would affect the work the agency has been doing with privacy sector organizations.

Government

Security Incidents Affect Victims Differently, Even the Mega-Breaches

Cyentia Institute analyzed some of the costliest, most damaging security incidents and found that they impacted organizations differently.

Data Breaches

Privacy Labels for iOS and Mac Apps Are Coming

Starting Dec. 8, all iOS and Mac apps will be required to print "privacy labels" telling users upfront how the apps use their information, just as food manufacturers are required to print nutritional labels on food to provide nutrition information such as calories and ingredients.

Apple, Privacy

The Senators Who Will Set the Security and Privacy Agenda in Congress

Whether it's election security, nation-state attacks, or massive data breaches, there is growing pressure on Congress to do something. One way to suss out how the security and privacy agenda will unfold in the 117th Congress is to look at what these Senators have said and done previously.

Government