Aftab Siddiqui

Aftab Siddiqui

Senior Manager, Internet Technology - Asia-Pacific


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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