It has been a year since one of the most influential human beings in my life passed. Shannon, many of you knew her, and got to witness her very special skillset. Shannon was many things, funny, extremely talented, mischievous, hard working, fiercely loyal, and hated bullies. To me, she was literally my saving grace in this industry, and pulled me out of a helpdesk position that introduced me to a whole new way of life, and helped me see the value in myself and in Governance Risk and Compliance.
None of us are perfect, and I choose to remember Shannon for all the grace and good she brought to the world.
That being said, I would like to introduce the first annual Shannon Drewicke 10 week internship. The only qualification is that the applicant has never worked in the GRC space previously. I am sure each of you has a friend of relative that has said “I need a change of pace” I would like to get in to “cybersecurity” but don’t know how to break the mold and give it a shot.
The chosen applicant will receive an ISO 27001:2022 Lead Auditor Certificate through BSI America’s online portal and my personal reference and assistance in finding a new position in the GRC world.
I am happy to pay it forward in her name, I know she would have wanted to continue her work.