Samuel Rothenpieler is an international relations advisor at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), where he is responsible for EU relations and the European dimension of cybersecurity. In this capacity, he participates as national non-technical expert in various EU committees. In addition, Samuel is the appointed National Liaison Officer to the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). Prior to BSI, he worked as an external consultant to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research at Research Centre Jülich, and as a project manager for critical infrastructure security research projects funded by the European Commission and the National Security Research Program. Samuel holds a master's degree in international relations from Jacobs University in Bremen and the University of Bremen, as well as a bachelor's degree in political science, communication studies, and sociology from University of Düsseldorf. He also studied abroad at the University of Copenhagen.