Aftab Siddiqui

Aftab Siddiqui

Senior Manager, Internet Technology - Asia-Pacific

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Biography

I joined the Internet Society as a Technical Engagement Manager in November 2016. Currently, I serve as the Senior Manager, Internet Technology - Asia-Pacific and as part of the MANRS initiative. MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) is a global, community-driven initiative encouraging network service providers, Internet exchange points, and cloud and CDN operators to implement basic network security measures to secure the global routing system. I'm based in Sydney, Australia.

Prior to joining the Internet Society, I worked with a system integrator based in Australia as a chief technologist. I have a vast experience in the service provider sector, as I have spent almost a decade at Cybernet (one of the largest ISP in Pakistan) leading the Network Operations and Projects team.

I have been regularly presenting on various technology events like SANOG, APNIC/APRICOT, MENOG and other national NOGs (Network Operator Groups). Currently, I serve as the chair of Routing Security SIG at APNIC.

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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 15 February 2022

MANRS in 2021: A Year of Growth and Change

Here are some highlights in the MANRS Community Report 2021 and outline some of our plans for 2022.

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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 19 February 2021

2020: A Record Year for MANRS

Over the past year, COVID-19 underlined the importance of a secure and resilient Internet to ensure we stay connected...

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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 3 December 2020

MANRS Welcomes 500th Network Operator

Today, we are glad to share a milestone for the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative: the...

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Internet Exchange Points 9 April 2020

Why Is So Much Internet Traffic Leaving Pakistan?

This article appeared first on the APNIC website. At the recent SANOG meeting held in my homeland, Pakistan, I wanted to provide...

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Strengthening the Internet 13 February 2020

Let’s Improve Routing Security at APRICOT 2020

Internet builders in Asia-Pacific get together around this time every year at APRICOT to learn from each other and...

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Improving Technical Security 25 February 2019

RIRs Enhance Support for Routing Security

BGP hijacking and route leaks represent significant problems in the global Internet routing systems, along with source address spoofing....

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