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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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224 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Complying With the California Privacy Law Could Cost $55 Billion

Companies pay attention to privacy legislation and regulations because they don't want the penalties and fines. There is also a hefty cost associated with becoming compliant in the first place.

Privacy, Government

FBI Okays Paying in a Ransomware Attack

The FBI does not advocate paying a ransom because there's no guarantee the organization will get the data back, but acknowledged in an updated guidance that sometimes, for some organizations, paying the ransom makes a lot of sense.

Ransomware

Geost Android Botnet Discovered by Basic Mistakes

Even the most sophisticated botnet can be discovered if the group doesn't take steps to hide its activities.

Botnet

Nevada Joins the Ranks of States With Consumer Privacy Laws

Nevada joins the list of states with legislation on the books giving residents more control over how their personal information is used.

Legislation, Government, Data Privacy

eGobbler Malvertising Campaign Targets Safari, Chrome Users

eGobbler Malvertising Campaign Targets Safari, Chrome Users

Browser Security, Vulnerability, Malvertising