Scheme Committee Members

EC-Council Scheme Committee members

Bill Varhol - Senior Associate(KMPG)

Mr. Varhol has a well diversified background with many years of experience within information technology and information security. He has earned a variety of industry recognized certifications and contributes to the information security community by volunteering in different capacities. He has consulted on and performed many technical security assessments for large retailers, technology companies, manufacturers, banks, universities, and others across the United States. He is currently Security Assessment Team Lead with AlixPartners, a global management consulting firm.

Bill Varhol (Chair)
VP, Security Assessment Team Lead
Alix Partners

 Joseph Juchniewicz -Vice Chair

Joseph A. Juchniewicz has over 23 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Mr. Juchniewicz holds a BA /MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Juchniewicz was one for the founding members of the EC Council’s Scheme Committee and currently holds several certifications including the EC Councils; CEH, CHFI, ECSA, LPT, Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner, Level IV Certification in Homeland Security and American College of Forensic Examiners certification in Sensitive Security Information, and Registered Investigator. Mr. Juchniewicz is currently employed as a Senior Consultant at Accudata Systems as a member of the Assessment and Compliance Practice. He provides high-level consulting services to Accudata customers primarily in the area of information security, including the design and implementation of security solutions, conducting security assessments, and assisting with the alignment of operational procedures with information security best practices. He has extensive experience in vulnerability and penetration testing, social engineering, physical security assessments, investigations, and computer forensics within the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security, and several of the top Fortune 100 companies.

Joseph Juchniewicz (Vice Chair)
Senior Consultant
Accudata Systems


First Name Last Name Designation Company/Organization
Anthony Dayrit Security Operations Engineer Global Blue
John Foley Lead Specialist - Network & Security Verizon Business
Anjanette Harris Cyber Security Analyst Alta IT Services
Chad Hayes Vice President, Operations Cellcrypt, Inc
Cheng Hsueh Principal Engineer COMPAL ELECTRONICS, Inc
Michael Hughes Director & Principle IA Consultant Teeke Consulting, UK
Jon Marler Security Engineer Trustwave
Denis O'Callaghan Security Consultant – Cyber Defence NATO SHAPE, Casteau Belgium
Phil Patrick Application Security Analyst The Juiceplus Company
Steven Petrie Enterprise Security Consultant Telos Corporation
Timothy Robinson Cyber Capabilities Researcher Leidos, Inc
Stewart Shannon Enterprise Security Consultant Telos Corporation
Kristopher Thomas Cyber Security Consultant Booz Allen Hamilton
Alejandro Villegas Security, Privacy & Compliance Engineer Microsoft


Roles and Responsibilities

The specific duties and responsibilities of the SC members include:

  • Approve key policies governing the operation of EC-Council Certification Division.
  • Assuring consistency of decision making as well as the criteria used therein.
  • Serve on appeals and complaints task groups as appointed by the SC Chair.
  • Promote and provide guidance to promote EC-Council certifications.
  • Provide guidance regarding international initiatives supporting EC-Council certifications.
  • Provide guidance to support educational initiatives related to EC-Council certifications.
  • Determine areas of research required to improve EC-Council certifications.
  • Serve on task forces / subcommittees as appointed by the SC Chair.



None of the EC-Council | Scheme Committee members are part of the management team of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) and as such, they should not be construed to be part of the Board of Directors of EC-Council.