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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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212 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Proposal to Make HTTPS Certificate Expire Yearly Back on the Table

The question about shortening the validity period for TLS certificates is back in front of the CA/Browser Forum again. CAs still oppose it and browser makers are still for it.

SSL Certificates, Certificate Authority, Browser Security, Cryptography

Personality Types May Be Useful in Security Training

Research suggests that people’s personality types can influence whether they would be more likely to fall for social engineering attacks or be less likely to click on phishing links.

Security Training

Include Deepfakes in Incident Response Plans

Deepfakes aren't just weird political videos. Enterprises should be concerned about how deepfakes could impact their reputation and financial health and include them in incident response plans.

Incident Response, Disinformation

Demand for Cyber Insurance Is High, and So Are the Risks

As organizations grapple with soaring costs of cyberattacks, many are asking insurance companies for help reducing risks. But insurance providers are also hedging their bets because cyber insurance is so risky.

Cybersecurity Insurance

Capital One Breach Does Not Mean the Cloud is Insecure

Financial services organizations and many other enterprises have hesitated to go all in the cloud, citing concerns about depending on a third-party to protect the data, and the Capital One breach may encapsulate their fears. But the fact is, the cloud provides security benefits, so long as proper controls are put in place.

Cloud, Data Breaches