7 Minute Security

7 Minute Security is a weekly information security podcast focusing on penetration testing, blue teaming and building a career in security. The podcast also features in-depth interviews with industry leaders who share their insights, tools, tips and tricks for being a successful security engineer.




7MS #388: Securing Your Family During and After a Disaster - Part 1

In today's episode I talk about how my family's house and two vehicles were recently destroyed in a fire. The Johnson family is all ok - no injuries, thank God. However, this has turned our world upside down, and over the past week of sleepless nights I've thought a lot about how this tragedy could help others ensure their families are safe and secure both during and after a disaster. I imagine this series will go something like this:

  • Today: Talk about "day zero" - everything that happened on the day of the fire
  • Part 2: Talk about what it's like working with insurance, 3rd party vendors, getting rental cars, finding temporary housing, and basically getting "back on the grid" starting with NO identification or credit cards
  • Part 3: Talk about the people part of all this. What are the effects on the family? On the community? On our health? On our faith?
Some folks in the security community were kind enough to setup a GoFundMe if you'd like to support my family during this time.