Cyber attacks have become commonplace and cause harm to IT systems operated by governments, businesses and citizens. As a result, there has been substantial job growth within the cyber security industry to try and meet the need for network defence. However, due to fierce competition for with the relevant skills there is a shortfall in skilled workers able to fill these roles. The goal of this project is to develop, validate and verify a novel solution for the recruitment of highly competent cyber security staff who can defend our nation against capable and well-funded adversaries. The proposed solution involves the development of a training scheme to train neurodiverse individuals for these roles. There is evidence for their interest and aptitude within the sector, but no research has been undertaken to establish how best to train them in the context of their individual differences.
Scanlan, Joel; Eddy, Andrew; Thomas, Teresa; Tan, Tele; Chen, Yi-Ping Phoebe; Watters, Paul A.; Fieldhouse, Michael; Fung, Lawrence; and Girdler, Sonya, "Neurodiverse Knowledge, Skills and Ability Assessment for Cyber Security" (2020). ACIS 2020 Proceedings. 99.