Advisory Council


Christine Ettehad

Christine Ettehad:
BA (Art History) BA (Communication) University of Maryland College Park; MS Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University

Ms. Ettehad serves as Director of ITT Tech in Norfolk, Va., has a number of years in higher education administration serving ITT Tech as Associate Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs, and as Program Assistant for Continuing Studies at Indiana University. Her experience includes oversight of budgets and business plans, curriculum implementation, marketing activities, career services, financial management, academic affairs and facility improvements, compliance with corporate policies and procedures, ethical practices and guidelines of government and accrediting organizations.


Yakov Goldberg

Yakov Goldberg:
BS, ITT Technical Institute; MS, Capella University

Mr. Goldberg is an Incident Analyst at Mandiant Corporation specialized in performing digital forensics and providing incident response support to fortune 500 companies globally. He is an expert in identifying adversary attacks and scope Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors’ techniques, tools and methods. During investigations Yakov develops Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) specifically for identifying methods used in targeted attacks, methods used by various APT actors and identifying malware.


Steve Graham

Steve Graham EC-Council Vice President, Chair

Mr. Graham began his career in business and information technology in 2001 and has assumed greater and greater responsibilities as he has moved from Director of Business Development at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers to Senior Director and Vice President at EC-Council. His accomplishments include establishing multiple start up business lines, accountability for all profit and loss across global business divisions, implementing new product visioning resulting in profitable technology innovation, creation of custom cyber technologies which were previously non-existent in the current marketplaces, and the creation of the virtual labs for EC-Council and EC-Council University courses.


Michael Podolsky

Michael Podolsky:
BS, Old Dominion University; MS & DS George Washington University

Dr. Michael Podolsky is a systems engineer, currently analyzing requirements and developing architecture models for clients in both commercial and defense markets. He has expertise in developing requirements architectures for complex command and control systems employing the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) methodology.