Holly Foxcroft is the head of neurodiversity in cyber research at Stott and May Consulting. She was listed among the Guardians of Cyber Space by the Cyber Express
A lecturer for cybersecurity at Chicester college, Foxcroft was self-employed at NeuriDiversity Consultant, which had her work for the betterment of autistic staff and a universally inclusive work culture.
A part of the STEM apprenticeship executive and cybersecurity lead at Highbury College, Foxcroft supported equality and diversity and worked closely with UK businesses and SMEs.
Prior to that, she worked as an Incident response recruitment consultant, which involved resourcing candidates with incident response certifications. She also served the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy for over 6 years.
Foxcroft finished her bachelor of BSc, in criminology and cybercrime, from the University of Portsmouth and was featured among the most inspirational women in cyber UK 2020.
Foxcroft passionately works in the area of creating policies and mentorship for neurodiversity in workplaces. She seeks to create a transformation in the culture to create more acceptance and reduce biases at work. She is a supporter of neuroinclusive work environment, which according to her, should be universal by design.
She advocates a top down approach to thwart the presently biased. Foxcroft addresses the lack of support and imposter syndrome, and an unconscious bias as the biggest challenges for neurodiverse individuals who wish to enter the domain of cybersecurity.
She also addresses what senior staff and even business leaders can do to be the catalyst for change.
You can watch the full interview here.