BofA and HSBC: at the intersection of cybersecurity and neurodiversity

Closing the growing gap between adequate enterprise cybersecurity protection and available resources is fraught with obstacles, so Bank of America and HSBC are pursuing an unconventional approach: seeking out neurodiverse talent with a knack for pattern recognition, laser focus, and outside-the-box thinking.

Though it’s tough to tell, Jonathan Scott-Lee typically avoids eye contact. On Zoom, he strategically positions the window containing his emails near his computer camera, giving the illusion that we’re looking at each other. If we were in person, he tells me, he probably wouldn’t look at my eyes. Instead, he’d analyze my nose, my cheek muscles, and my hand gestures. From this information, Scott-Lee would be able to glean whether my mannerisms and micro expressions match what I’m saying.

He can

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