Michal Zalewski has been actively involved in disaster preparedness for more than a decade, including the publication of a popular 2015 guide titled Disaster Planning for Regular Folks. By day, he is an accomplished security researcher who has been working in information security since the late 1990s, helping companies map out and manage risk in the digital domain. He is the author of two classic security books, The Tangled Web and Silence on the Wire (both No Starch Press). He spent 11 years at Google building its product security program before joining Snap Inc. as a VP of Security & Privacy Engineering. Zalewski grew up in Poland under communist rule, lived through the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, and moved to the US in 2001.
"As an experienced emergency responder, I found the book filled
with practical advice that had me nodding my head in enthusiastic
agreement throughout - and it was thorough and broad enough that
there were still chapters that had me taking notes on topics I'd
not considered, or am now seeing with another perspective. I've
definitely adjusted my own preparations after reading it and highly
recommend it to anyone - both those who consider themselves already
prepared, and especially those who would like to be prepared
without committing their life to an expensive hobby."
-Matt Linton, @0xMatt
"Definitely the best no-nonsense guide to adult life out there."
-Martin Obiols, @olemoudi
"For years, Michal has been thinking about mitigation of catastrophe. You should put his pragmatic book on your shopping list as a guide to exploring for yourself. Be Prepared."
-Eric Grosse, former VP of Security & Privacy at Google