Fahmida Y. Rashid is an analyst who has covered networking and security for a number of years. Rashid was a senior writer covering security, core Internet infrastructure and open source at eWEEK. Rashid reviewed networking security software, hardware and services as an analyst at PCMag Labs. She was also a senior technical editor at CRN Test Center reviewing open source, storage and networking products from 2007 to 2008. Before setting out her journalism shingle, she was a technology consultant, first at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later with the Business Consulting Services group in IBM Global Services. She has worked in the trenches as help desk, QA tester, software and Web developer, and network administrator.