Codean

About

Our vision: Digitization will continue massively. Hackers will become more and more capable. Automatic tooling just finds the simple vulnerabilities. We need ways to drastically empower the human capacity of the software security sector.

Our mission: to help software companies produce secure* software products, by enhancing the symbiotic relation between security expert and machine

* No one is ever completely secure

The team

Kevin Valk

Kevin Valk

Founder & CTO

My story

Since the age of ten I had a passion for computers. At the age of thirteen I got into reversing and exploiting online games. This lead me into fascinating experiences and jobs related to software development and cyber security.

When I was 18, I got into a particular sticky situation. I developed an advanced cheating system for an MMORPG exploiting multiple vulnerabilities. Luckily this episode was resolved properly, but it was the catalyst to start improving software instead of breaking it. Some time later I found a security problem in the game Skylanders from Activision-Blizzard. I reached out to the studio responsible for the game and was able to spent a year in silicon valley to improve the game security.

A lot more has and will happen that enables me to find and resolve all kind of cyber security issues. Codean is my vehicle to help as many developers to fight of my past selves.

My story

My career started in 2007 when I co-founded Greetinq BV, where I experienced both ups and downs of startup life. After winning a national TV-show in 2009 the media celebrated me as a successful entrepreneur, but four months later I was almost bankrupt and had to reorganize the company. A tough phase in my life, but fruitful regarding lessons learned.

After selling the company in 2012 I wrote a book on my learnings (Startups & Downs, 2014) and shared the lessons in coaching and talks. In the past 10 years I've guided hundreds of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. As trainer and coach for startups, teaching at universities, and managing incubation programs. I also shared my startup lessons in the corporate world as innovation consultant at EY VODW and the Rabobank.

However, I love to be back as entrepreneur myself. To put all the lessons I learned from coaching entrepreneurs in action myself.

Arthur Tolsma

Arthur Tolsma

Cofounder & CEO

Open positions

We are hiring a software security analyst!

You will be the first of an in-house elite team of analysts to use the Security Review Environment. With your feedback, we will improve the environment even further. Subsequently, we will supply the environment to thousands of other security analysts worldwide, to superpower all the ethical hackers out there.

Do you want to know more? Read the job details at LinkedIn.