Erik Ploegmakers (40) has been appointed Managing Director of Fox-IT, an NCC Group company. In this position Erik is responsible for business strategy, strengthening relationships within government and industry, as well as the company’s European expansion. Before his appointment as Managing Director, Erik was Global Head of Crypto & High Assurance at Fox-IT, for which he remains responsible in his new position.
Erik Ploegmakers said: “In an attractive market, where an increasing number of companies provide security services, the quality and passion of Fox-IT consultants is something to be very proud of. It is my job to ensure that we use this potential to keep growing, both within and outside of the Netherlands
Furthermore, our position as a trusted partner of the government remains a top priority, and I will cherish and further shape this position, while at the same time enhancing our relationships with our commercial clients. We are a renowned party and we have the required expertise to bolster those relationships’’, continues Ploegmakers.
“Partly due to the changing threat landscape, as well as new legislation and regulations, the need for organisation’s to have a trusted security advisor is bigger than ever. As part of NCC Group we have access to an incredible set of services and an extremely talented combined pool of cyber security professionals and I look forward to continuing to take this breadth and depth of offering to our customers.”
Adam Palser, CEO of NCC Group: “I am delighted to confirm Erik’s appointment as Managing Director for Fox-IT, a natural succession given his wealth of experience and previous roles within the firm. I look forward to continuing to work with Erik closely on Fox-IT’s ongoing integration into NCC Group and our continued European expansion.”
Erik Ploegmakers is Master of Law (criminal law and eLaw). After his studies, he became a Forensic researcher at Fox-IT, and in 2007 he became COO of the FoxReplay business unit. Via DearBytes and PwC, he joined KPN, where he held the position of Managing Director Security Services. On March 1, 2018, he returned to Fox-IT as Global Head of Crypto & High Assurance.