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Kenneth L

Kenneth L. Bechtel, II




Micro Computer/ LAN Manager, Network Security Specialist, Anti-Virus Specialist, Test and Evaluation Technician, Trainer or Troubleshooter.




Jan 1998 -


Computer Security Analyst (Anti-Virus and Remote Access)

Tyco Electronics/ AMP Inc.


·         30,000+ PCs in 53 countries

·         Liaison between vendor, vendor technical support and LAN Support Staff.

·         Multiple TV news appearances local Network affiliates as regional Virus Specialist.

·         Published in Virus Bulletin Magazine

·         Provided Presentations to multiple internal and external groups on AV Strategy and responses.

·         Created AV response plan, as well as defensive strategy.

·         Created Corporate AV Counsel with representatives of all Departments and workgroups involved or impacted by Computer viruses.

·         Evaluate products to meet corporate needs for best performance and fit into corporate structure.  All Platforms Email (MS-Exchange, File, Print Servers, Unix Servers, Desktops, and Gateways).

·         Establish one stop support and Security Lab for Network administrators, reducing dependence on external sources and providing uniform information and knowledgebase, resulting in cost savings in the support field.

·         Founding Member Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network (AVIEN)

·         Manage users during VPN Roll out, replacing Managed Remote access product.

·         Manage requests for remote access to corporate Network and network resources.


Jul 1997 -


Independent Consultant

Specializing in network security


·         Provide input to Government and corporate entities of current and local Computer Malware threat

·         Provide presentation to AV vendor on what customers really want.

·         Develop defensive strategies and polices to fit each “customer’s” needs.

·         Provide training to customer Administrators on virus fighting and security techniques.

·         Establish and manage my own Security and Anti-Virus Test Lab.

·         On call 24/7 for supported companies, regardless of location


May 1997 – Jul 1997

Anti-Virus Technician

National Computer Security Association. (NCSA)


·         Evaluate Anti-Virus Products for certification

·         Manage closed secure test network.


May 1995 – May 1997

LAN Manager

National Computer Security Association (NCSA)


·         Manage and administrate internal technical support issues.

·         Purchase, configure, track and maintain all automated equipment.

·         Administer a Novell 3.12 Network and a Toshiba Strata DK280 KSU Telephone System.

·         Started with 5 users and no external connections.  Currently 50+ users, and Internet site.

·         Wizop (Senior Sysop) in 5 NCSA Forums (3 Public, 2 Private).

·         3rd line Support on NCSA Security ‘Help Desk’ for viruses and security issues.


Aug 1994 - May 1995

Distributed Analyst

Sprint United Telephone Eastern Group (Through JFC Pro Temps)


Troubleshoot MS-DOS, Windows and Macintosh PC’s in a field environment.  Responsible for Adams County and Columbia Exchange area’s client base.  Involved with various security related issues on a consultation basis.  Manage automation assets in my territory.   Support MS-Office to the end users.


July 1993 - April 1994

P.C. Instructor

Computer Learning Network (CLN)


Instruct classes on PC Hardware. DOS, DbaseIII+, Aldus Pagemaker 5.0, WordPerfect v5.1, and Lotus 1-2-3 v2.x.  Conduct weekend seminars on the same packages


June 1984 - April 1993

Intelligence Analyst/ System Security Manager/ Asst. Automation Officer

United States Army


Implemented security programs for brigade headquarters and subordinate battalions.  Provide security expertise for all levels of command.  Conduct anti-virus and security inspections.  Designed, upgraded, secured and maintained new and existing systems and software applications.  Implemented special security measures for moving and deploying units.  Respond to computer “emergencies”.  Tested and evaluated equipment for field use.  Conduct user training.


·         Implemented a PC Help desk.

·         Authored several security programs to fix potential security loop holes.

·         Established a certification program for 12 subordinate Information System Security Officers.






Gateway 2000, Dell, Packard Bell, Tandy, IBM, Zenith, Compaq, Other Misc. IBM Clone Models., Macintosh CX & 700 Series.



Wang Vs 65 & 85, ULLS, MCS, UNIXX,



PC & MS DOS v 1.1 - 7.0, Windows 3.x - ’98, Win NT v4.0, Windows 2000, Macintosh system 6.5 - 7.0, Linux (several flavors), IBM 390



 Novell 3.12 & 4.1, Windows NT v4, Windows 2000, Linux, Lantastic v6, Banyan Vines (User experience only), Misc. Military Proprietary.



DOS Batch, Windows Scripting, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, PC Assembler, Basic HTML



Microsoft Office v2 - XP, *ALL* Major, and most minor, Anti-Virus products (intimate with NCSA AVPD Member Products), PGP v 2 – 7.04, Thumbs Plus 4.5, MS-Exchange Server (less than 50 users), SendMail (less than 50 users), RSA ACE Server, PGP Certificate/ Key Server, MS-Outlook, Eudora, Pegaus mail, 1st Page 2000, MS-Visio, MS-Project, Bastille Firewall, Extensive experience in many legacy applications.





Productivity Point International

12 – 16 Jun, 2000

Mastering Visual Basic 6 Fundamentals (#1303)




Skill Craft Seminars

2 - 3 December 1996

Troubleshooting and Repairing IBM Compatible PC’s



U.S.A. NCO Academy, Ft. Huachuca, AZ

March 1990 to May 1990

Major:  Intelligence Analyst Basic NCO Course

Minor: Automation Security Management



U.S. Army Intelligence School, Ft. Huachuca, AZ

August 1984 to November 1984

Major:  Intelligence Analysis

Minor:  Information Security Management



Lebanon County Vo-Tech, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

September 1982 to June 1984

Data Management, Data Systems Analysis and Programming.



Planning for Computer Security and Risk Management.


Maneuver Control System (MCS) (LAN/WAN) Master Operator



Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network (Founding member, Discipline Committee Member, Membership Committee, and Certification Project Lead)


Association of Anti-Virus Asian Researchers (since 1999)


WildList Reporter (Since 1998)


American Legion  (since 1994)



Building, maintaining, programming, operating and designing IBM Computer Systems.


Studying PC Security Threats.


Back packing


Wood Working