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Neurocyber in Scotland

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Oracle

Linlithgow

EH49 7LR

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Cyber Security Challenge UK is proud to be hosting Scotland's first Neurocyber event at the Oracle in Linlithgow, in partnership with Scottish Government and YoungScot. This event will bring together those interested in helping to fill the critical shortfall of young people entering the cyber security industry, and is specifically designed to enable autistic young people and adults to access education and employment opportunities highly relevant to their skills, which in turn will enable them to live fulfilling lives.

You'll hear from companies leading the tech and cyber markets in Scotland, Scottish government, as well as autism and employer support networks as they gather to discuss the value of diversity in the workplace, and why we're hoping to build an inclusive pipeline that attracts, and most importantly, retains autistic people in rewarding careers in tech and cyber security.

The agenda will consist of two tracks; a programme of engaging computer-based activities for young people with autism, and a collaborative conference for anyone who is interested in learning more about autism in the workplace, and those living with autism.

We hope you'll join us to make this first-of-its-kind event a success. Our aim is to promote an open and inclusive conversation around autism, to inspire young people living with autism to consider a career in the cyber security and technology industries, and to encourage further inclusive economic growth in Scotland.

Young peoples track

Age: 14-26, although this will be assessed on a case by case basis

Time: 10:00 - 14:30

Parents/carers/support workers/teachers can stay in the room with the students or join the conference track.

Autistic students are invited to take part in our programme of activities focused on trying out technical skills relevant to cyber security. The day includes four, mostly computer-based activities designed for young people, to allow them to have a go at some of our challenges and discover what a career in cyber security could be like. Employers and support organisations will also attend to give talks and chat with delegates about their career options.

The event is ideal for young people who already have some skills or an interest in computing, and will let them know that there's an industry eager to engage with them. The agenda includes a 30-minute break and 45-minute lunch break (lunch is provided). We will provide a storyboard and details of the venue in advance to help you prepare your students. For more information please contact Rae McClelland on 07757650592.

Once you've registered with the number of students you will bring, a member of the team will be in touch.

Conference track

Time: 09.30 - 16.00

Are you interested in learning more about how your organisation can support autistic colleagues? Would you like to hear more about the reasonable adjustments you can make to your work environment, hiring processes and communications to help your business grow and be more inclusive? Are you living with autism and keen to know more about the opportunities available in the cyber security and tech industries for people with your skills? Join us for the conference track where you'll meet people from government, support services and employers who are collaborating to support growth across all these areas. You'll hear from organisations supporting autistic people in Scotland, have the chance to get involved in cyber security challenges and workshops, find out more about what you can do to help build a community, and the opportunity to network with likeminded people.

Places are limited for both streams – sign up today!


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