Kenneth Bechtel is Tenable Network Security’s Malware Research Analyst. In this role, he is focused on detecting and monitoring virus patterns and developing advanced methods for protecting Tenable’s customers from future malware attacks.

With more than 25 years of experience, Ken’s ideas have been widely adopted in the corporate arena and respected in security and malware research circles. His accomplishments include co-founding the Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network (AVIEN), which brings corporate researchers and administrators together to share information on malware threats, and Team Anti-Virus, which serves as an umbrella organization for like-minded independent anti-virus researchers.

Ken is also an advocate for malware education. He co-authored the AVIEN Malware Defense Guide, has been a presenter at numerous industry conferences, participated in over 30 TV interviews, and published articles in trade magazines and Technical specialized websites.


  • USA


  • Malware