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Neurodiverse Knowledge, Skills and Ability Assessment for Cyber Security

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posted on 2023-10-27, 01:17 authored by J Scanlan, A Eddy, T Thomas, Tele Tan, Yi-Ping Phoebe ChenYi-Ping Phoebe Chen, Paul WattersPaul Watters, M Fieldhouse, L Fung, S Girdler
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.


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ACIS 2020 Proceedings - 31st Australasian Conference on Information Systems


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© 2020 Joel Scanlan, Paul A. Watters, Andrew Eddy, Michael Fieldhouse, Teresa Thomas, Lawrence Fung, Tele Tan, Sonya Girdler, Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen. This is an open-access article licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 New Zealand, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.

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