Chris Bellows, Principal Consultant

Chris Bellows leads and executes highly technical software security, network, and web application assessments and advanced red team assessments, as well as complex reverse engineering and exploit development projects.


Chris has over 10 years of experience in information security, both in consulting and enterprise environments. His experience includes application development, application security, network penetration testing, embedded security assessment, and other advanced security-centric engagements.

Prior to joining Atredis Partners, Chris performed application assessments, source audits, and network penetration tests as a Senior Security Consultant on Optiv’s Application Security and Attack and Penetration teams. Prior to Optiv, Chris was a Senior Penetration Tester with Hurricane Labs, performing wireless, network, and telephony penetration testing, as well as teaching advanced application security courses.

Key Accomplishments

Chris is active in the embedded security research world and frequently delivers public security research on embedded consumer device security.

Chris studied Computer Science at Herkimer College and holds a number of advanced security certifications including the OCSP and OCSE.