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.
Justin Carroll is a veteran of over fifteen years in the service of the United States Government. He is a plank-owner with the elite Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), has worked on a contractual basis with another government agency, and has deployed to some of the world’s most dangerous and inhospitable places. After completing his last overseas deployment Justin spent five years teaching digital security and identity management to hundreds of soldiers, sailors, and Marines of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and was instrumental in the development of a highly technical surveillance program currently in use abroad by US Special Operations Forces. Justin is the author of Your Ultimate Security Guide: Windows 7 and Your Ultimate Security Guide: iOS and the co-author of The Complete Privacy & Security Desk Reference with Michael Bazzell.
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