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NEURODIVERSITY – untapped talent that can help meet the cyber skills shortage

Neurodivergent people have unique abilities and skills that make them particularly successful in cybersecurity jobs. Learn how tech companies like IBM are building neurodiversity programs and leveraging the untapped neurodivergent talent pool to help fill a cybersecurity skills shortage and make their teams more diverse and inclusive.

Join a dynamic duo -- Diane Delaney and Megan Roddie -- as they talk about neurodiversity and cybersecurity at IBM. Diane Delaney is IBM’s Neurodiversity Program Manager, and Megan Roddie is a Cyber Threat Researcher at IBM and co-founder of IBM’s Actually Autistic Task Force.
Together, they will talk about the importance of having neurodivergent teams. Diane will discuss how to attract and retain neurodivergent talent, and the importance of having diversity on a cyber team. Megan will discuss how her abilities as an autistic person have helped her be a successful cyber threat researcher, and how other organizations can attract and retain neurodivergent talent. For those looking to build skills, Diane and Megan will discuss how neurodivergent talent can begin building skills and training in cyber to land a job in high-tech.
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    Diane Delaney (IBM), Megan Roddie (IBM)
    Neurodivergent people have unique abilities and skills that make them particularly successful in cybersecurity jobs. Learn how tech companies like IBM are building neurodiversity programs and leveraging the untapped neurodivergent talent pool to help fill a cybersecurity skills shortage and make their teams more diverse and inclusive.

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Advancing the mission of diversity in the cybersecurity workforce
Addressing diversity and talent shortages in cybersecurity through recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the field of cybersecurity, and improving on the very low 20-24% statistic of women in cybersecurity jobs.

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