The Nedscaper story

Our journey

Who we are

Nedscaper is the largest internationally established Microsoft focused managed security services provider in Europe and Africa. The company was established in April 2020 during the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic but has thrived throughout its existence and grown to a global team of 70 Nedscapers between its Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg offices.



Our people are our most valueable asset. Everything we do is centered around our Nedscapers. They define who we are and we take pride in the unique personalities we have onboard!

Battle hardened

Military grade

We strive for the best of the best. Our battle hardened Nedscapers symbolize and evoke higher-than-usual levels of toughness, durability, efficiency, and quality.


Best in class

Our leadership

Thomas Verwer

Founder & CEO

Bas Schellevis

Chief Operating Officer

Menno van der Marel

Chief Strategy Officer

Hans Kroll

Managing Director South Africa

Derk van der Woude

Chief Technology Officer

Rob van Sambeek

Director Finance

We only just started


Looking back

  • Businessplan came alive in Cape Town, South Africa February 2018
  • Global company launch in April 2020
  • Hired first staff  in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in May 2020
  • Co-founder Bas Schellevis joined Nedscaper in July 2020
  • Co-founder Hans Kroll joined Nedscaper, South Africa September 2020
  • Hired first staff in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2020
  • Launch of first Security Operations Center in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2021
  • CTO Derk van der Woude joined Nedscaper in June 2021
  • Nedscaper joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association in February 2022
  • Launch of third Security Operations Center in  Amsterdam, The Netherlands in April 2022
  • Nedscaper acquires first Microsoft Advanced Specialization status in August 2022
  • Nedscaper achieves MXDR verified solution status as first Dutch and South African partner in November 2022
  • Nedscaper joins the elite MSSP program of Microsoft in January 2023

Looking forward

The world is facing its greatest opportunities and its greatest challenges. The speed, scale and sophistication of the threat landscape is unlike anything previously seen. And that requires all of us to evolve and improve our approach.

Hand in hand with the breakthrough and democratization of generative AI, this also aids bad actors and hacktivists to wield previously inaccessible attack techniques for abuse. This trend shows the complexity of tomorrows attacks and the comprehensive defenses they necessitate for the need of “beyond the typical” detections and response with Nedscaper.

Nedscaper is a market leading trusted cyber security advisor for Microsoft-oriented organizations or organizations that run a Microsoft first strategy. Making society safer by helping companies safeguarding against modern days cyberattacks. Enabling underprivileged and driven talented young professionals in South Africa to grow into seasoned cyber security experts.