Neurodiversity is estimated to be present in at least 15-20% of the UK’s population and covers a range of conditions such as Aspergers, Autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other neurological conditions.
Unfortunately, this group are often under-represented in the workforce. The National Autistic Society estimates that around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autistic spectrum yet only 15% or so are fully employed.
There is now a shift occurring, in which many companies are now regarding neurodiversity as a competitive advantage.
Many neurodiverse people are naturally suited to careers that make use of mathematics, pattern recognition and memory. Therefore neurodiverse candidates tend to excel in careers in technology, IT and cybersecurity. Threat analysis, penetration testing and SOC analysis, are three roles that neurodiverse people typically excel in.
InfoSec People’s commitment
InfoSec People are committed to working alongside our clients in advancing the neurodiversity agenda and actively promoting neurodiverse talent.
Along with our efforts around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and mental health, we would also encourage employers to make their workplaces as neurodiverse-friendly as possible.
As part of our commitment to neurodiversity, it is our intent to ensure that all shortlists submitted reflect neurodiversity wherever possible.
Neurodiverse-related information for the cybersecurity industry
Further information about creating neuro-smart workplaces