P&P SIG gathered for another Meet & Greet on September 27, 2023. Thank you to all who attended!
SIG Manager Sam Lee introduced the SIG’s upcoming webinar, “How to Become a Cybersecurity Professional,” planned for October 26, 2023, 7 – 8 p.m. The presenter will be Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC.
Sam also reminded members of the upcoming deadline (September 30, 2023) for the group’s fun monthly contest: “Where in the World is Monte, the P&P SIG Mascot?”
In each month’s SIG newsletter, member Tricia Spayer shares a photo of Monte from their travels together. Tricia provided additional clues as to his location in the September photo. You can review the photo and the clues by watching the video of the Meet & Greet below.
Tricia Spayer has posted another fun photo of me, Monte, your world traveling mascot. Guess where in the world I am in this photo. Contest directions appear below the photo.
The closest (and most precise) guess wins! Example: if I post a Summit photo, and participants guess ‘Colorado,’ ‘Denver,’ and ‘Hyatt Regency Denver,’ then the most precise answer (Hyatt Regency Denver) wins.
Please note: Only P&P SIG members are eligible to participate in the contest.
NEW! Look for clues posted on the STC P&P SIG Slack channel during the month.
The P&P SIG member who guesses the most precise location will win a $15 Amazon gift card. In the event of multiple submissions received with the same time stamp and/or the same location, the SIG leadership will hold a drawing to select the winner. Winners agree to have their name published in the following month’s newsletter.
To allow more members the opportunity to win, newsletter readers are limited to one win per quarter.
Get ready to have some fun! Look for me in your monthly newsletter!
Congratulations to Jamye Sagan on winning the August edition of the SIG’s fun new contest: “Where in the World is Monte, the P&P SIG mascot?”
Each month, SIG member Tricia Spayer, submits a photo of me, Monte, taken on one of our travels together.
Jamye’s guess, “Lake Erie,” was closest to my actual location in the photo on Lac La Belle in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.
That’s red sand behind me. It’s the by-product of copper mining that occurred in Upper Michigan, specifically the Keweenaw Peninsula. According to the US Geological Survey, about 7.5 Billion pounds of copper was produced from 1845 till about 1918. That’s why they call it “Copper Country.”
Check your inbox for September’s newsletter to learn more about the August photo and get a first look at September’s photo.
The P&P SIG is a 2023 winner of STC’s Community Pacesetter Award, which recognizes innovative and successful community initiatives. The P&P SIG was recognized for creating an efficient budget tracking system that promotes financial transparency.
The Pacesetter Award recognizes the successful implementation of a single beneficial innovation that other STC communities may implement.
The award, presented to the P&P SIG at the STC Summit, reflects SIG leaders Sam Lee and Aleshia Jefferson’s work in 2022.
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Calling all Policies and Procedures (P&P) SIG members! Join us in a virtual meeting of the minds on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from Noon EST/11am CST (1 hour). Come and get to know the SIG’s new co-Managers and other volunteer leaders, find out what we’ve been up to, and learn how you can contribute. We would also like to hear from you to get your input, ideas, and interests. Feel free to submit any questions or topics of interest prior to the meeting.