Ep. 059 – Legal Stalking and Other Scary Tales from Michael Bazzell

Information is the life blood of the social engineer.  Knowing how to obtain, locate, catalog and use all the info and their resources can be a daunting job.  Our guest this month, Michael Bazzell, has made a career out of it. July 14, 2014



Ep. 059 – Legal Stalking and Other Scary Tales from Michael Bazzell July 14, 2014

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Michael Bazzell has been a full time law enforcement officer for over 15 years. He is currently assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focuses on open source intelligence (OSINT) collection and analysis. He has trained thousands of individuals employed by state and federal agencies, as well as the private sector, in the use of his investigative techniques. He has also taught several college courses including Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics, and Computer Crime Investigation. For over a decade, he has been an active member of the elite Technical Operations Group of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, and served five years as the Director of the Metro-East Regional Computer Crime Enforcement Group. As an active member of these organizations, he has been involved in numerous high-tech criminal investigations including online child solicitation, child abduction, kidnapping, cold-case homicide, terrorist threats, and high level computer intrusions.

  • We discuss his book, Open Source Intelligence Techniques, as well as particular topics involving:
  • Disappearing from the Internet
  • Cool Stories on how he used OSI to get into hotel rooms
  • How did he use OSI to get on this podcast?
  • All this and much more!


Find out more at his website http://inteltechniques.com/


  1. says

    Good afternoon from beautiful Sermoneta in Italy:
    For now, I only Tweeting your podcasts to my few followers. Now I would like to thank you for what you are doing, personally- well, as personal as this could be. This goes to the entire team, both on the podcast and those busy bees behind the scenes…
    I am so grateful for what you have been providing to me, but also to the security community and beyond. You really have found a way to make security interesting to the broader public.
    Technology safeguards can be grasped or implemented by a niche group. However, what you educate people about here, applies to everyone – in business and private life!

    Thank you on behalf of many who might be too shy to write,


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