Ken Bechtel

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Kenneth Bechtel is Tenable Network Security’s Product Marketing Manager, Malware. 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.

Regin Malware: Its Targets and How You Can Detect It

On the 24th of November 2014, a major anti-malware vendor released a report concerning a long running piece of backdoor Trojan malware, now called “Regin.” We at Tenable Network Security were aware of this report on the Sunday before the release, and looked

Old Malware Threats Re-emerge

This week, the industry press is reporting a resurgence of older malware threats with new capabilities. And as usual, the press is making the threats sound like the end of the Internet as we know it. While both threats are serious, there is no need to panic.

When an outsider becomes a malicious insider

Paraphrasing what long-time penetration tester and computer security author Ira Winkler once told me, “When I do penetration tests, if I can’t get in by technical means I can always get in with social engineering.” While this may sound like advice to a fellow computer security specialist, or a w

Wrangling Snakes

Ken Bechtel inaugurates the Tenable Network Security, Inc. Indicators of Compromise and Malware discussion group with advice on how to detect Uroburos aka snake compromised Windows host on your network. He addresses both file and registry modifications as well as network traffic in order for the best chance at detecting compromised machines.