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Neurodiverse knowledge, skills and ability assessment for cyber security

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posted on 2023-05-23, 15:11 authored by Joel ScanlanJoel Scanlan, Watters, PA, Eddy, A, Fieldhouse, M, Thomas, T, Fung, L, Tan, T, Girdler, S, Chen, Y-PP
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.


Publication title

Proceedings of the 2020 Australasian Conference on Information Systems




Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM)


Australasian Association of Information Systems

Place of publication

Otago, New Zealand

Event title

ACIS2020: Australasian Conference on Information Systems

Event Venue

Wellington, New Zealand

Date of Event (Start Date)


Date of Event (End Date)


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Copyright 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 noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.

Repository Status

  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Inclusive education; Cybersecurity