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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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335 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

UK Says Children’s Apps Must Have Built-in Privacy

New rules from the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's took effect requiring office apps, social media platforms and online games specifically targeted at children to be designed with privacy in mind. Violators will be fined 4 percent of total revenue.

Privacy, Gdpr

Gartner Warns CEOs Will be Personally Liable for Breaches by 2024

By 2024, 75 percent of CEOs will be held personally responsible and accountable for cyber-physical security incidents, research firm Garner said.

Internet of Things, Data Breaches, Risk

CISA Releases 5G Security Strategy

The United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the National Strategy to Secure 5G for securely deploying 5G networks in the United States.

Government

Medical Data Leaks Linked to Hardcoded Credentials in Code

Data of more than 150,000 to 200,000 patient were exposed in at least nine GitHub repositories—the result of improper access controls and hardcoded credentials in source code, according to a DataBreaches.net.

Data Breaches, Credentials, Access Controls

EU Delays GDPR Decision in Twitter Case

Irish privacy regulators are still working with other European Union data protection authorities to hammer out the final decision of its GDPR case against Twitter over a 2018 security incident.

Gdpr