As the Head of Cyber Security for thyssenkrupp North America, Stuart Samples leads teams to execute global security initiatives including measured response to cyber security incidents and the reduction of risks and threats in alignment with the broader global team. He performs a wide variety of duties in support of technical and global security services as well as the direct professional and administrative supervision of the Cyber Security engineering team including its emergency incident response teams.
As a Senior Executive leader within the cyber security arena, Stuart is accountable to thyssenkrupp’s top executives globally and possesses the skills to effectively communicate risks, assess impacts and recommend mitigations to reduce threat vectors. Mr. Samples is a strategic technology leader with a foundation of integrity, and a passion for people and service delivery. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of West Georgia followed by later studies in emergency medicine, incident management and complex data center operations. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and founded Alpha Team K9 Search & Rescue, where he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and volunteers his time within the community to help find lost and missing persons.