Systems Architect, Friday Institute; Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
Samuel is a systems architect in the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute where he supports the team in all matters of cybersecurity with the purpose of improving the security posture at K-12 schools and community colleges throughout North Carolina. He serves as a leader in maintaining awareness of emerging threats, identifying new security technologies and interfacing with various vendors used by those educational institutions.
Samuel rejoined the Friday Institute in July 2021 after spending over 6 years in the private sector. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at the Friday Institute, where he managed the IT team and built out the technology infrastructure for its operations, research and outreach efforts. In addition, he has had a faculty appointment in the Department of Computer Science at NC State since 2005, where he teaches a variety of cybersecurity courses.