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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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253 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

CISA Seeks Comments on How Government Should Handle Vulnerability Reports

There is still time for security professionals in and out of government to weigh in on CISA's soon-to-be-released directive on how federal agencies should handle vulnerability reports.

Government, Vulnerability Disclosure

BeyondProd Lays Out Security Principles for Cloud-Native Applications

First, it was Beyond Corp, to shift security away from the perimeter and onto individual users and devices. Now it is BeyondProd, to apply zero-trust principles to cloud-native applications and workloads that rely on microservices and communicate primarily over APIs.

Cloud, Containers, Google

Google to Restrict App Access to G Suite Accounts

Google will limit the ability of LSA to access G Suite accounts starting in June, to protect users from account hijacking attempts. The change is to encourage using apps that rely on OAuth 2.0.

Oauth, Multifactor Authentication, Google, Account Security

Time, Not Money, Kills Bugs

The measure of a bug bounty program's success is not how much researchers were paid, but how the organization handled the volume of new reports. GitLab's James Ritchey share some of the lessons learned in the company's first year of the public bug bounty program.

Bug Bounty, Gitlab

Maze Turns Ransomware Incidents into Data Breaches

Maze ransomware, which infected Pensacola, Florida, exfiltrates the data to a remote server before encrypting the local copies in order to force victims to pay the ransom. The group threatens to publicly release the files if the victims don't pay.

Ransomware, Data Breaches