Cyber Security Challenge UK has teamed up with IAAC, The Defence Academy of the UK and other great partners to host a collaborative industry event: Neuro Diversity: Autism Spectrum Condition into Cyber. The day will be held at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham on 2nd March 2017.

This is an opportunity to hear from experts about the skill sets of those with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). With a shortage of skills in cyber security, send your hiring managers along to this first of a kind day to grow awareness that allows your company to become much more confident in actively seeking out employees with ASC.

The day in part builds upon IAAC’s recent autism workshop which has resulted in a guide for employers with thanks to Cyber Security Challenge UK, National Autistic Society and CREST. There will be presentations from the National Autistic Society, Government Agencies and private sector employers with experience of ASC. Presentations will cover interventions, recruitment and management in the workplace. This event is being run in parallel with an event for young autistic people (15+ year olds) with a view to exposing them to employers and vice versa. There will be an opportunity for a proportion of employers to help the young people to solve a variety of exciting industry-led problems on the day, including Pen-testing with NCC; CMA with NCA; Researching with GCHQ. Everyone will have the opportunity to have a tour of the tanks and armour at Shrivenham.

Neuro diversity is a term coined by a growing social movement. We hope this day will debunk the myths of a demographic who are often disregarded due to a different set of social skills. Once the students have left you will hear from the GCHQ and Cyber Reserves leaders about what they witnessed and a Panel discussion for all your Q&A’s. It’s free and informative, interested in attending or supporting?

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