Branch Executive

Shamila Packiaraja

Sharmila Packiaraja along with her passionate committee members established AISA branch in Darwin. Her primary focus is to bring security professional of the NT together and coordinate monthly branch activities by bringing in opportunities and knowledge into the territory region and connect ‘Territorians’ nationally. 

Life outside of AISA, Sharmila is the Information Security Manager for Kinetic IT supporting Northern Territory Government (NTG) on their Security journey. 
Prior to this role, she has worked in media, finance and retail sectors and held roles like - radio producer, stage presenter, IT support, Information Security Consultant, and Risk Consultant. 


Committee members

Bharanidharan Shanmugam 

Bharani joined AISA in 2012 and moved to Darwin in 2015. He works in CDU as IT Lecturer and his area of interest is Policy and Governance, Cloud computing, Penetration testing, and people aspects of security.  His journey has included being a researcher, lecturer, software engineer, security consultant and trainer with companies in India and Malaysia. Bharani is passionate about working with future generation to ensure that we have a strong mix of technical and behavioural skills. 

Bharani holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and is CISSP, GPEN, GSEC and CEH certified.

Jeroen Schijvenaars

Jeroen joined the AISA Darwin Committee when it was established in 2016. He immigrated to Darwin from the Netherlands in 2007 working as a Server Engineer. With a keen interest in security he moved into an Information Security Officer role in 2013, and holds GIAC’s GSEC, GCED and GCWN certifications. In this role he manages and implements IT security programs, providing security and risk consultation for new technology projects and business as usual activities.