Branch Executive

Bharanidharan Shanmugam

Bharanidharan Shanmugam is currently working as a Lecturer in IT and coordinates IT post graduate programs at Charles Darwin University. He completed his Ph.D. in Network Security (Funded by UTM International Scholarships) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2009. He is a Certified Information Systems Security (CISSP) professional by ISC2. He started his career as a programmer with mainframe systems, and eventually ended up with a career in cyber security since 2007. His journey has included being a researcher, lecturer, software engineer, security consultant and trainer with companies in India and Malaysia. His current research interests include IoT threats, anti-phishing techniques, application of machine learning techniques in the broader area of cyber security for solving day-today problems.  Bharani is passionate about working with the next generation of professionals to ensure that they have a strong mix of technical and behavioural skills. He is actively involved in creating cyber awareness, specifically for people from diverse background and younger generation.  Since 2012, he is a member of AISA and part of Darwin Branch Committee since 2016. 

Committee Members

Tinei Maiswa

20 years ago, a stranger took a chance on me and that was the beginning of my journey in IT. Cisco Certified Systems Instructor with experience in the IT industry working with small, medium and large sized corporations. Over the years I have managed to attain certifications in wireless, security, network design and cyber operations. Currently working as a Network Engineer providing project and daily operations support. Outside of work, I am passionate empowering people and helping those starting their journey in the IT industry. 

Mitchell Broekhuyse 

Mitchell was welcomed to AISA Darwin Committee in 2020. He studied a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology to pursue emerging technologies used in the global marketplace for knowledge sharing both in Business and communities. His Journey includes working as a Senior Service Technician with Kinetic IT and a EUC Engineer with NEC throughout Darwin. He is currently working with South32 on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory as an Information Systems Field Technician. In this role, Mitchell is responsible for the maintenance, upgrades, and management of software, hardware, servers, and networks daily to ensure systems run efficiently and without downtime.

Scott Beven

Scott Beven is currently working as the Deputy Director for ICT Delivery at Charles Darwin University responsible for the Incident response, strategy and implementation of Cyber related activities.

A long time Darwin ICT specialist, Scott started in the local industry in 1996 and has worked for Digital, Compaq, HP, CSG and the NTG across a variety of Desktop, Network and Cyber Security roles predominately on the NTG ICT Outsourced contract. With a heavy background in Incident response Scott has dealt with a wide range of Cyber related attacks including Code Red, Blaster and Sasser to name a few. Scott has a heavy interest in defensive Cyber implementations and vector removal, has assisted in the implementation of several SIEM and Enterprise solutions while providing multiple ISM level reviews across the Education and Commercial sector across the last five years.  Scott has been a member of AISA since 2019 and is looking forward to continuing the protection of NT residents and businesses data via AISA and their partners.