Menno van der Marel joins the board of Nedscaper to recapture cyber world
Amsterdam, Dec. 11, 2023 – Menno van der Marel, founder of Fox IT, announced today that he will be actively involved with cybersecurity scale-up Nedscaper. He will be involved as Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he will use his extensive expertise and network to make Nedscaper a leading player in today’s cybersecurity world. He will also bring in an investment of €2.2 million that will be used for further growth.
“Nedscaper is unique as a leading full focus cybersecurity expert with a focus on Microsoft solutions. An ideal combination, as Microsoft today has an excellent security portfolio that seamlessly integrates with all Microsoft-based IT. What could be better for clients than to combine the two? I am excited to use my experience and network to further shape their growth and development together with the Nedscaper team” said Menno van der Marel. “Also the social aspect by creating cyber jobs for underprivileged youth in South Africa appeals to me personally.”
More growth through investment
With the investment, Nedscaper will stimulate further growth in the managed security services market. The goal is to advance and effectively protect more and more organizations against modern day cyber attacks by helping them to a higher security posture in combination with 24×7 detection and response. Further investments will also be made into increasing the monitoring of IoT and OT environments.
“In recent years there has been an awful lot of interest from investors, but this time we couldn’t say no. Menno, with Fox IT, has previously completed the chapter which we are now entering. He’s a great entrepeneural fit for the team, sometimes you have to divide to multiply, we really do that with bringing Menno onboard,” said Thomas Verwer, Founder and CEO of Nedscaper. “With his experience in the cybersecurity world, he is going to actively accelerate Nedscaper to become an established and leading international player.”
“For the past three years, we’ve always been able to attract the best in the market of cyber security. Menno joining Nedscaper is once again proof that we are going in the right direction, and with Menno’s vast experience and knowledge, I am convinced that there is no limit on the successes we can achieve in the coming years.” said Bas Schellevis, COO at Nedscaper.
Nedscaper is the largest internationally based, Microsoft-based managed security services player in Europe and Africa. With its MXDR platform, it helps large companies in Europe and Africa detect and respond to cyberattacks using AI and security specialists. Founded in April 2020 during the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the company has maintained and grown into a global team of 70+ employees between offices in Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
“Nedscaper has proven themselves to be a unique Security partner for our clients by delivering extensive expertise and a superb 24×7 detection and response service helping our clients to be more secure than ever before and to help them reduce and mitigate cyber attacks far earlier in time. I am proud of our relationship in place since 2020 and the customer satisfaction that Nedscaper has received from our clients!” – Ryan Schreur, Sales Director Cybersecurity, Microsoft
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