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Our Mission

Your Safe Digital Journey

Driven by intelligence and committed to your interests, we provide you with an intelligent security operation that will keep your business adequately protected at all times. That is our daily mission towards you as our client.

The driving force behind the commitment and dedication that you will experience when you work with us, is the personal mission of each and every Northwaver. From ethical hacker to lawyer, cyber analyst to psychologist, programmer to business expert, CEO to receptionist, we all share a common goal. The safe digital journey for our free and modern world.

This is why we stand firm day and night to prevent unfriendly actors to exploit our technologies for their own economical and geopolitical gain. This is why we insist that our privacy is respected and protected. This is why we push ourselves to be the best version of ourselves today and an even better version tomorrow.

We welcome you at Northwave and invite you to join our mission.

Nationalities represented
Cyber security experts
Years of experience
Ransomware cases solved
Our Values

The values that drive our team

We create results that always add value to our customers.


  • Realism

    We have a realistic view of our environment as well as ourselves in order to work efficiently and with value. We know what we can do and where we set limits.

  • Reliance

    We rely on each other to deliver the results our customers need, so they can be confident we keep their business operating.

  • Respect

    We are a diverse team from all backgrounds and disciplines. We treat each other with respect, placing value on each other.

  • Reason

    We act fairly, with integrity and trustworthily in order to be able to behave with mutual trust and loyalty towards each other, but also towards our customers and partners.

Our Responsibility

Committed to Protection

We are by your side, protecting your business and ensuring the resilience of your digital environment. We are also passionate about driving the future of digital protection throughout the societies that we serve. That is why we initiate activities, partnerships and knowledge sharing.

Tech Accord Signatory

One of 100s of companies worldwide committed to protecting cyberspace.

Cyberveilig Nederland

Co-founders of this industry association in the Netherlands. Our CEO, Steven Dondorp, is chairman of the board.


This online game focuses on developing the next generation to be more cyberresilient. We are a proud partner of HackShield.

What our customers say about us


FUNKE Media Group

Only a few hours after the attack, the Northwave experts were here at our offices - this was extremely important for all of us, because we knew then that we were not alone in dealing with the problem.

Today, we train the entire workforce on secure passwords and phishing emails. Trained end users are the best firewalls for attacks. And, of course, we are investing significantly more in the topic of IT security. To defend against unavoidable attacks, we permanently rely on 24/7 monitoring by Northwave's experts.

Heiko Weigelt
Head of IT


Serviceplan Group

I appreciate it when Northwave's external experts look independently, like a second pair of eyes, at our processes and measures. That's why we rely on Northwave's SOC.

Northwave's security experts provide me with peace of mind and additional security in operations, so I know that everything is at least double-checked and continuously monitored. This frees up our IT teams. In addition to the SOC, Northwave's Security Office provides us with many advantages. Everyone in the group can call on the experts for help with security issues, from questions to incident handling. In addition to technical measures, Northwave also assisted with our company's TISAX certification.

Florian Haller
CEO and Owner

some of our milestones

Scroll through some of our key achievements and successes over the years.



Northwave is founded by former CFO, John van Veen. The company focuses on security in Oracle development projects.



Steven Dondorp takes over the company and expands the focus towards integral security services, merging active threat intelligence with business security best practices.



We undertake our first large incident response assignments, helping clients deal with the earlier forms of digital crime and stately sponsored cyber-espionage.



We launch our Intelligent Security Operations service, where clients can out task their security management and key measures towards their organization, technology and people to us. The service is first in the market and still a unique proposition today.



We are one of the leading companies in founding the industry organization Cyberveilig Nederland. Steven Dondorp becomes chairman of the board of this organization that focuses on private-public cooperation to reinforce the cyber defense of the Dutch society.



Besides opening our DACH headquarters in Leipzig, we also start our tech-a-typical company-wide wellbeing program, compiled of a diversity in activities such as running marathons and piano lessons. We partake in the New York Marathon with 33 runners. We all finish!



We are now the largest Dutch cyber security company that is 100% self-financed and owned by its management. Our management teams are 50-50 female-male. We become the Dutch defense Ministry’s “employer of the year for reserve forces”.



For the fourth consecutive year, Northwave is one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, according to the Financial Times FT 1000. We are now active for clients in more than 15 different countries and employ over 220 dedicated and skillful people.



Our Computer Emergency Response Team has deployed towards hundreds of ransomware and other cyber incidents throughout Europe. The Russian invasion of Ukraine changes dynamics on the cyber battlefield. We have become an authority on dealing with actors and on ransomware intelligence.



A year with great milestones. Together with our 275 colleagues, we celebrated that our Northwave turned 18, officially a grown-up! We are proud to be still independent and self-financed as an organisation. But there is more to celebrate, we also finished the Boston marathon this year with a group of runners, opened up our new Investigation & Innovation department as well as our new business activities in Sweden!

Passionate about digital security?
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meet our management team

Steven Dondorp


Sander Roosendaal


Marc de Jong Luneau

VP & GM Northwave Nordics

Talitha Papelard-Agteres 

GM Northwave Benelux

Eileen Walther

GM Northwave DACH

Fook Hwa Tan 


Pim Takkenberg 

GM Northwave Investigation & Innovation

Inge van der beijl

Director Innovations

Christiaan Ottow


Marcus Hoppe

Director Sales DACH



Yvonne Roosenbeek

Manager Human Resources

Erwin Maas

Director Investigations

Marloes Wijnholds

Principal Legal Counsel

Jochem Smit

Director Managed Security Services

Jana Eull

Director Marketing & Communications 

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