Welcome to the Technodivergent blog where cybersecurity meets neurodiversity.
Kassidy is a cybersecurity professional specializing in Risk and Vulnerability Management. She is autistic and has ADHD. Her natural curiosity means she loves exploring/learning new things. Being neurodivergent has its challenges, but she is able to see connections and patterns across multiple disciplines. She believes in the importance of curiosity as a way of maintaining an openness to change and growth.
As a result of her curiosity, Kassidy has had a successful career in Information Technology spanning 10 years; from desktop support and system administration to software engineering, before moving into cybersecurity analysis.
She has also performed scientific research in computer science to generate computational simulations of lung disease. Some of her past writings cover a wide array of topics ranging from technology and programming to psychology and mythology. Kassidy has also written several science fiction short stories & screenplays.
Kassidy currently offers career coaching for neurodivergent technology students and professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
Some of her other interests include electronic music production, retro/co-op PC video games and catching up on sci-fi shows. She is also active in the Financial Independence community. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her wife and son.