Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum

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Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum

December 11, 2017,

Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum
A dandelion's name is derived from the French dent de lion, a reference to the irregular and jagged margins of the lance-shaped leaves. This is why “The Dandelion Program” is an apt title for the recruitment of “non-traditional talent sources”, such as individuals with autism, to combat cyberwarfare for the Australian Defence Organization. Though individuals with autism are often challenged by finding and keeping meaningful employment, many are thriving in the military world of cybersecurity.

Visit this article to read more about how individuals with autism in Australia are working alongside the military; gaining job skills, confidence and improving their sense of self-worth while providing a vital service for their country.