Afifa Abbas

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Organization: Banglalink Digital Communications Limited
Affiliation: Fellowship Program
Region: Asia
Country: Bangladesh
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Afifa Abbas is working as an Information Security and Governance Lead Engineer in a telecommunication operator in Bangladesh. It has been 2 years and 8 months since Afifa has started her career as IT Security professionals and she is very much passionate about her job and wants to be addressed as a preventer who will prevent the internet from culprits. Afifa as a person is very ambitious and loves to challenge herself with ambitious targets. Afifa has a deep interest in mastering the art of hacking as she believes to prevent it is important to understand a hacker's mind.

Career History

Banglalink Digital Communication Limited (From July 2014 to the present): Afifa joined Banglalink as an IT Network Associate Administrator and she worked in this role for a year. Later she got to switch in the Information security area and it has been almost 2 years she is working in this role and she enjoys her job.

Augers Wireless Limited (Qubee) from April 2014 to June 2015: Afifa's first job was at Qubee as a System Engineer in the department of Radio Access Network.

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

Afifa got to know about ICANN in APNIC conferences. Later she was privileged enough to join ICANN At-large and ICANN capacity building working group. She attended meetings remotely in that two areas. For ICANN58 Afifa received the award of fellowship and wants to contribute in her area of interest. She is part of the RSSAC Caucus.


Afifa has studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013. Currently, she is pursuing her master's degree in telecommunication engineering at North South University Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Afifa has several publications. Her thesis work "Face Recognition using FPGA board on FFT algorithm" got published in Germany by Lambert publication. She has contributed two blogs posts for APNIC.

- Never leave your crown in the garage (Based on Women in ICT session at APNIC42)

- The day I got APNIC fellowship (Based on the dreamy experience of APNIC fellowship)


At the very early stage of her career, Afifa's achievement is remarkable. She received an APNIC fellowship in 2015. She got the scholarship of CISCO Global Cyber Security on December 2016. She is one of the recipients of ICANN 58 fellowship. Recently she has been awarded as an Honorable Mention in the category of Aspiring Woman Leader in Inspiring Women Award 2017 by Bangladesh Brand Forum on March 2017. Afifa has got a role model recognition from her employer for having the competency continuous learning. During her student life, she has got several VC and DEAN certificates for excellent academic performance. She also got a compliment certificate from London Trinity College for participating in debate competitions.