March 27th, 1968  ~  October 8th, 2014

OUCH! A shockwave just hit me this morning.

What a devastating news I hear this morning.  My long term friend passed away.  She was so young and such an inspiration to others.  It is a very sad day for sure.

On the 16 of September we were trading emails and she did not let her sickness transpire and she did not ever complain once or even mention it.  She was dynamic in her response and she soldier on as long as she could.  I was aware she was very sick but never taught it was progressing that fast.

Shon was a lot more to me  than a business associate, we went through a lot together, sharing success and failure, sharing our geek stories, and more specifically our crazy stories about the world of Information Security Training and it's craziness.  She was my listening ear that I could trust and she understood very well some of the challenges I and her were going through.

I will miss you dearly my friend.  I know that you are on the high speed highway to heaven.  You have a place reserved for you beside your Dad.

You are also going to join one of my greatest mentor,  Harold (Hal) Tipton,  I am sure you and Hal will have great talks.   Educators like you two are rare and hard to find. 

You have blessed so many by sharing your knowledge and always being available to your friends even in your last few days.  You soldiered on to your last breath.

Best regards

Your friend

Clement (The French Canadian Security Lumberjack)

After a long and devastating illness, Shon passed away on October 8, 2014. Shon founded and was CEO of Logical Security, an information consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force Information Warfare unit, instructor and best-selling author of many books on IT Security. Shon was recognized as one of the top 25 women in the Information Security field. Shon's family and friends have always been proud of Shon and have loved her. That clever wit and her humorous stories were always a treat. Shon was very generous to many people and causes throughout her life. We will all miss her in our many, individual ways. Her mother is not alone when she says there is now a hole in her heart. Shon leaves the following family behind, Aunts Diane (John) Marshall and their children and grandchildren, Kristy (David) Gorenz and their children and grandchildren, Brothers and sisters Kevin Conlon (Kim), Brian Conlon, John (Debbie) Conlon, Brendan (Jamie) Conlon, Tanya (Mark) Abrams and Erica Stigleman and her children, Father Lance Foster and Mother Kathy Conlon. Shon is meeting dad, Thomas Conlon, grandparents George and Marge Fairbairn in heaven.