Accessing untapped talent for the cyber industry

Professor Monica Whitty hosts this in-depth series that brings together academic and industry experts to tackle the complex world of cyber.



With the chronic shortage of talent in the cyber industry, and the continued growth and talent demand of the industry, organisations need to think differently to develop alternative pathways to recruit, develop and sustain talent. This session considers some alternative approaches and case studies to access and grow talent to address the ongoing cybersecurity skilled resource demands.

Guest: Michael Fieldhouse

Michael Fieldhouse is Social Impact Practice Leader and Director of Cybersecurity for DXC technology and the Executive for the Dandelion Program. Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Technology, Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School. La Trobe University has appointment Michael as Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity and is an advisor to Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal Pro.

Michael Fieldhouse established the Dandelion Program with Australian Federal Government in Australia, which is focused on building IT careers for people on the autism spectrum. The program has running for 5+ years with over 120 autistic people in the program with partners such Australian Department of Defence, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Human Services, Department of Social Services, NAB and ANZ Bank in areas of cyber security, software testing and data analytics. The program has global collaborations with Cornell University, Stanford, La Trobe University, Australian Autism Research Centre, University of Haifa, Ono Academic College and Israeli Defence Force program called Roim Rachok. The Dandelion program has been open sourced with 600+ organisations across 91 countries downloading the material.

Michael has advised and helped organisations such Google, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, VMware, Salesforce and is currently advising the US and Australian Federal Governments on neurodiversity.

The event is finished.


Jun 29 2021


7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

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