Finding and supporting neurodiverse cybersecurity professionals
Tara D. Anderson, managing director of Framework Security and an official member of the Forbes Technology Council, walks us through her journey, including her years in the world of finance, opens up about a traumatic event in her life that altered the way she learns and retains information and how her switch to IT and Cybersecurity was an ideal fit. From her days co-founding the consultancy firm Cognitive SLC, an organization whose founders were all neurodiverse, to Framework Security’s desire to make protection understandable to small charitable companies and organizations who couldn’t bounce back from hacking and theft, Anderson's ethos and vision, from work to the interview process, is a complete inspiration for anyone interested in bringing neurodiverse professionals into their organization.
0:00 - Neurodiversity in cybersecurity
3:46 - Getting into computers and tech
9:46 - Revenue officer roles
15:20 - Getting into IT and security
23:07 - Neurodiverse workers in cybersecurity
30:45 - Neurodiverse challenges in cybersecurity
41:40 - Remote cybersecurity work
52:03 - How to work in cybersecurity
56:34 - What is Framework Security?
59:30 - Outro
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