Fahmida Y. Rashid

Senior Writer

Fahmida Y. Rashid is a senior writer at InfoWorld, focused on the information security beat. Before joining InfoWorld, she wrote about networking and security for various technology publications, including eWeek, PC Magazine, Dark Reading, and CRN. She also spent years as an IT administrator, software developer, and data analyst. "I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords."

Google tries to beat AWS at cloud security

How to scrub your private data from 'people finder' sites

How to scrub your private data from 'people finder' sites

The internet has your number—among many other deets. Prevent identity theft and doxxing by erasing yourself from aggregator sites like Spokeo and PeekYou

5 open source security tools too good to ignore

5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Look to these clever open source tools to keep secrets out of source code, identify malicious files, block malicious processes, and keep endpoints safe

Why 2017 will be the worst year ever for security

Why 2017 will be the worst year ever for security

High-profile breaches are just the tip of the iceberg. Many have never been detected or disclosed--and without a major infrastructure changes it's only going to get worse

Self-protection is key to Linux kernel security

Self-protection is key to Linux kernel security

Finding and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities amounts to the usual whack-a-mole. The real solution is to harden the Linux kernel and let it protect itself

5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in information security in 2016, some positive developments may finally shift momentum

Encryption in 2016: Small victories add up

Encryption in 2016: Small victories add up

The move from SHA-1 to SHA-2, a Congressional victory over backdoors, and the rise of encrypted communications are leading us toward a more secure world

Nmap security scanner gets new scripts, performance boosts

Nmap security scanner gets new scripts, performance boosts

Nmap 7.40 has new scripts that give IT administrators improved network mapping and port scanning capabilities

Google open-sources test suite to find crypto bugs

Google open-sources test suite to find crypto bugs

Developers can use Project Wycheproof to test cryptographic algorithms against a library of known attacks to uncover potential weaknesses

10 essential PowerShell security scripts for Windows administrators

10 essential PowerShell security scripts for Windows administrators

PowerShell is a valuable tool for automating Windows administration tasks, including laborious security chores

How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security

How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security

Here's what data each telemetry level collects and the price you pay to send the least telemetry to Microsoft

10 AWS security blunders and how to avoid them

10 AWS security blunders and how to avoid them

Amazon Web Services is easy to work with -- but can easily compromise your environment with a single mistake

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