Autism – bane or boon for a career in cyber security

It used to be called the hacker’s defence, but there is now a growing body of evidence to show that people with Asperger’s Syndrome really do have a talent for breaking into computer systems. To listen to the podcast click here

LauriLoveThe PassW0rd radio show made by our sister publication Future Intelligence has examined this issue and interviewed experts and hackers with Asperger’s to find out what makes them tick and why they have such an aptitude for cyber security.

In the programme we spoke to Emma Jones from the Autism Society about why technology companies are now beating a path to her door and what they need to do to tap into this very unusual talent pool. We also interviewed Professor Neil Barrett about how is Asperger’s view of the world is very different from that of most people.

 

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