Michael Bazzell

Michael Bazzell spent 18 years as a government computer crime investigator. During the majority of that time, he was assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focused on computer crime investigations. As an active investigator, he has been involved in numerous major criminal investigations including online child solicitation, child abduction, kidnapping, cold-case homicide, terrorist threats, and computer intrusions. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques. He also served as the technical advisor for the television hacker drama "Mr. Robot". His books "Open Source Intelligence Techniques" and "Hiding from the Internet" have been best sellers in both the United States and Europe. Michael currently works and resides in Washington, D.C., and also serves as an advisor for the privacy app Sudo.

Photo Policy

Due to the sensitive nature of Michael's work and presentations, we do not allow photography or video recording at his training events. Because he does not publish any photos or video of himself online, we have licensed the "invisible man" image from his book Hiding from the Internet for publication. If you need a headshot for your event flyer or brochure, you are welcome to use the image below.


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Privacy Guide

The third edition (2016) of my book on digital privacy is now available:
Hiding from the Internet