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Eye Security was founded in 2020 by Piet Kerkhofs (CTO), Vincent van de Ven (COO) and Job Kuijpers (CEO). After years of working for the Dutch Intelligence & Security Services AIVD and MIVD, they now use their knowledge and expertise to protect SMEs in Europe against cyber attacks. With a good and affordable total solution combined with cyber insurance, they make the cyber threat in SMEs manageable.

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  • Job Kuijpers CEO Eye Security

    Job Kuijpers

    CEO
    Job Kuijpers, CEO and founder at Eye Security, is an energetic visionary who combines a no-nonsense approach with his ambition to improve the resilience of European SMEs. At the Dutch secret service, ...
    Job Kuijpers, CEO and founder at Eye Security, is an energetic visionary who combines a no-nonsense approach with his ambition to improve the resilience of European SMEs. At the Dutch secret service, AIVD, he worked under high pressure on complex operations to protect free society. Working together towards a goal that the team believes in gives him confidence and energy. He relies on his team, because he believes they are the ones that have the knowledge. He grew up in an entrepreneurial family, and therefore knows how to combine his pragmatic approach to cyber security with an SME mindset. Only when the ransomware figures for SMEs start to fall drastically will he have achieved his goal. Until then, he will do everything in his power to innovatively protect European SMEs against cybercrime. Close
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    Piet Kerkhofs

    CTO
    Piet Kerkhofs, co-founder and CTO at Eye Security, is a social technologist who values quality and trust. After various courses in the field of cybersecurity he gained important experience at the ...
    Piet Kerkhofs, co-founder and CTO at Eye Security, is a social technologist who values quality and trust. After various courses in the field of cybersecurity he gained important experience at the Dutch intelligence services where he learned the value and importance of trust in building strong business relationships. His social character and empathy enable him to quickly and easily build bridges between technology and business. In addition, his perfectionism provides an intrinsic motivation to always strive for the highest quality. He enjoys sharing his broad and deep knowledge with his team in his quest to make everyone better and thereby offer customers the best. His ambition is for Eye to grow while maintaining its high quality in order to make European SMEs more resilient to cybersecurity. Close
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    Vincent van de Ven

    COO
    The common theme in the career of Vincent van de Ven, COO and founder of Eye Security, is technology. His broad interests and drive to understand things make him curious and solution-oriented, always ...
    The common theme in the career of Vincent van de Ven, COO and founder of Eye Security, is technology. His broad interests and drive to understand things make him curious and solution-oriented, always doing what is necessary to reach the intended purpose. He gained experience with digitalisation at an agency that helped big brands with their online strategy. It was there that he realised the impact of cybersecurity and went on to work for the Dutch government to help build one of the world's best cyber programmes. With EYE Security, he aims to help entrepreneurs to arm themselves against 'criminals who make their money the lazy way'. Van de Ven comes into his own under time pressure. Maintaining his calm in a panic situation and applying structure in order to reach a solution are his characteristic features. His dream? To preserve EYE's special corporate culture while a the same time ensuring that Europe is a safe place to live and work. Close
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    Melody Kolvenbach

    CFO
    Melody Kolvenbach, CFO at Eye Security, is an energetic, multi-talented financial professional. With her broad experience at small family businesses as well as corporate organizations and ...
    Melody Kolvenbach, CFO at Eye Security, is an energetic, multi-talented financial professional. With her broad experience at small family businesses as well as corporate organizations and multinationals, she knows better than anyone how a company can grow on a strategic financial level. Averse to hierarchy and pretentious job titles, she knows how to let the people around her flourish and how to get the best out of others. Kolvenbach is characterized by infinite perseverance, high stress resistance and strong analytical skills. She is convinced that Eye Security's affordable combination of cyber security and insurance fulfills the important need for the digital resilience of European SMEs. Her knowledge and expertise are an important addition to Eye's internationalization strategy. Moreover, Kolvenbach believes it is important that as a woman she has the opportunity to contribute to diversity within Eye. Close
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    Christian Milde

    CEO Eye Security Central Europe
    Christian Milde, CEO at Eye Security Central Europe, is a frank and candid leader with over twenty year experience in IT and cybersecurity. He aims to go the extra mile to exceed customers’ ...
    Christian Milde, CEO at Eye Security Central Europe, is a frank and candid leader with over twenty year experience in IT and cybersecurity. He aims to go the extra mile to exceed customers’ expectations. Additionally, he is a firm believer of giving his team freedom and responsibility in order to let them shine in what they excel at. Before joining Eye Security, Milde was the General Manager Central Europe at Kaspersky. Prior to that, he worked as a Vice President of Partner Sales Worldwide at Avira, where he was responsible for the development of the business strategy for medium-sized business. This experience puts Milde in an excellent position to shape the international expansion of Eye Security into Central Europe - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is convinced of the need, prompted by the acute shortage of IT and security professionals worldwide, to provide European businesses with managed tools and services that keep their networks and information secure. His ambition is to let Eye Security Central Europe grow into an indispensable managed security provider for the German-speaking market, including through corporation with an ecosystem of IT-partners and system integrators. Close
  • Anne Masson

    Anne Masson

    CEO Eye Security Belgium
    Anne Masson, CEO at Eye Security Belgium, is a passionate team player who likes to blend her sales skills and experience in risk management and technology with entrepreneurship to put Eye Security ...
    Anne Masson, CEO at Eye Security Belgium, is a passionate team player who likes to blend her sales skills and experience in risk management and technology with entrepreneurship to put Eye Security Belgium on the map. Brought-up tri-lingual – in Dutch, French and English – she is ideally suited to shape the internationalisation of Eye Security in Belgium and – in time – also in France. A satisfied client is always at the heart of things, because in her view it is not enough for a company to just sell a solution. It is the close collaboration with clients that ensures shared successes. To achieve this goal, the enthusiastic, empathetic and driven business leader enjoys working with a close-knit team that values creativity and loyalty. Moreover, she also likes to act as a role model for other women in Tech. Anne's mission is to protect Belgian companies against cybercrime. At the helm of Eye Security Belgium, she does everything in her power to succeed with this. Close
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    Wouter Goudswaard

    CCO
    Wouter Goudswaard, Chief Commercial Officer at Eye Security, is an energetic team player with a 'can do' mentality who always sees opportunities. He is not afraid of obstacles. Even in the most ...
    Wouter Goudswaard, Chief Commercial Officer at Eye Security, is an energetic team player with a 'can do' mentality who always sees opportunities. He is not afraid of obstacles. Even in the most stressful situations, he keeps an overview and looks for opportunities. After studying commercial economics in Utrecht, he held various national and international positions and learned in practice that it is the people who make the difference in an organisation. Teams in which people are heard, valued and trusted ensure that their skills can deliver optimum impact, both as a team and as individuals. The same applies to customers who are closely involved in a partnership. In his daily practice, he holds these core values in high esteem. He is proud to be part of EYE, which works with a top team on its shared mission: to support SMEs in Europe in improving their resilience. In addition, he would like to contribute to a solid, sustainable position for EYE Security as the market leader in Europe. Close
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    Vaisha Bernard

    Chief Hacker Officer
    Vaisha Bernard, Chief Hacker and co-owner of Eye Security, is characterised by a curiosity for the unknown. As a young boy, he was already taking computers apart and exploring the possibilities and ...
    Vaisha Bernard, Chief Hacker and co-owner of Eye Security, is characterised by a curiosity for the unknown. As a young boy, he was already taking computers apart and exploring the possibilities and impossibilities of the Internet. His slightly sceptical attitude means he always wants to understand every bit and byte of technology and turns it inside out to get to the heart of the matter. Combined with his knowledge and experience of offensive cyber security techniques, which he gained as a cyber security specialist with the Dutch government, Bernard can tell at a glance whether there is actually something going on in the systems of Eye's SME customers. The quiet techie keeps calm in a stressful situation, has an eye for detail and can set priorities like no one else. His mission to make the basis of society, SMEs, digitally resilient is accomplished when entrepreneurs can do their work without being bothered by cybercriminals. His dream is to grow the company into a major international name in cyber security. Close
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    Niels Teusink

    Senior Security Expert
    Niels Teusink, co-owner of Eye Security, is an inspired IT Security Expert who embodies the paradox of a communicative, customer-oriented technician. Computers have held no secrets for him since he ...
    Niels Teusink, co-owner of Eye Security, is an inspired IT Security Expert who embodies the paradox of a communicative, customer-oriented technician. Computers have held no secrets for him since he was young, and since his Computer Science studies, this also applies to IT in a broader sense and cybersecurity in particular. His working experience with the Dutch secret service, among others, means that he is creative and determined in finding solutions for the diversity of challenges that he encounters in his work. Curiosity and a thirst for knowledge ensure that Teusink combines a broad general knowledge with specialist know-how in the field of cyber security. He does not keep that knowledge to himself, but is happy to share it with both clients and younger colleagues. In a no-nonsense and committed way, he is helping to build a world in which SMEs are increasingly aware of digital risks and how they can arm themselves against it. Only when the resilience of European SMEs has risen sharply will he have achieved his goal. Close
  • Arjan Halma

    Arjan Halma

    Managing Director at Eye Underwriting B.V.
    Arjan Halma, Managing Director at Eye Underwriting, is an enthusiastic, driven insurance specialist who perseveres where others give up. A penchant for economics, numbers and insight led him to the ...
    Arjan Halma, Managing Director at Eye Underwriting, is an enthusiastic, driven insurance specialist who perseveres where others give up. A penchant for economics, numbers and insight led him to the world of insurance at 18. A world that he has spent the last 25 years fathoming and of which he avidly gathered knowledge that he now puts to use for Eye Underwriting. Halma is determined to combine his knowledge with Eye Security's high-tech approach to make Europe's SMEs cyber resilient. Close