Craig Froelich, chief information security officer of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, described how cybersecurity is not just a technology risk during a 2017 annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. (SIFMA)

Diversity and inclusion programs gained a great deal of traction in the last few years as a means of hiring minorities, women and other underrepresented members of the modern security workforce. Certainly, that's a positive development.

But Craig Froelich, chief information security officer at Bank of America, is concerned that one group may be getting overlooked: “I don't know that they've necessarily thought about neurodiversity,” said Froelich, who leads a global team of infosec professionals tasked with defending the $91.2 billion institution’s data and financial assets.

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