Securify, the Amsterdam security company that focuses on pen testing, agile security testing and red teaming, has appointed Kees Stammes as Managing Director of the offensive unit within Securify as of June 1, 2021. Stammes takes over from co-founder Sahin, who has fulfilled this role independently over the past year.
Sahin will remain involved in the background as a strategic advisor in the further development of the offensive services portfolio and will thus be given the space to devote more time to Threat Fabric, the other company founded by the founders of Securify. Former co-director David Vaartjes started to focus full time last year on setting up the new defensive branch within Securify.
Stammes studied information science at the University of Amsterdam and started his career in 2017 as Project Manager at Securify. Thanks to his technical and security knowledge, he was able to connect technology and business and grew quickly as Director of Operations. As Managing Director within the offensive unit, he has become jointly responsible for the further growth of the Amsterdam security company through innovation, increased scalability and broadening the service portfolio.
''My goal is to actively contribute to a safer Netherlands. The business community has now realized that we can achieve this through strategic partnerships. Cybercriminals are becoming more and more professional, and we have to respond to that. We are engaged in partnerships and active sharing of knowledge. Every company has its own expertise and by combining this expertise we take steps forward. From Securify, I am happy to contribute to this," said Stammes.
Founders Sahin, Vaartjes and Koster: ''In the past 4 years, we as Securify have grown considerably. Kees played a major role in this and laid the foundation for growth. Kees is a true connector on multiple levels, from technicians to management. This helps him in his new role as Managing Director. We are therefore confident that he will take the company to an even higher level together with us. And a great step to be able to offer Sahin the space to focus more on his other passion: Threat Fabric''.
Securify helps organizations identify, remedy and prevent technical security risks through pen testing, red teaming assignments and agile code reviews. The focus is on securing the (greatest) business risks as effectively as possible. Based on security roadmaps, code, (mobile) applications, infrastructure and the organization are secured in an optimal way. Many companies – from start-ups to large banks – have been relying on Securify for years to properly secure their systems and (mobile) applications. With hundreds of penetration tests and code reviews per year, the Securify team helps to properly secure the data of millions of Dutch people. In addition, Securify Inline gives substance to our innovative vision on application security of (business) critical systems. Securify's unique approach enables development teams to deliver continuous, demonstrable and more secure software at Agile speed where security does not block. Do you want to know more? Then look at: https://www.securify.nl