aXite: Knowledge, People and Technology

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What we do

aXite secures technical installations against cyber attacks and possible data leaks, supports asset management and delivers innovative soltutions to ensure system integrity and full compliance with security and cyber directives. Trough this protection,  aXite can extend the lifecycle of legacy systems and deliver longer lifecycles to newly deployed technology. By applying open standards and techniques, aXite also ensures uniform data connectivity while staying vendor independent.

Our passion for operational environments, technical installations and cybersecurity makes our offer unique. We secure the most valuable and critical parts of your technical systems and technology expertise makes us a reliable and knoweledgeable partner.We offer unique solutions to our customers using:

  • Information Technology (IT) cybersecurity with Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity;
  • Consultancy and supply of our fit-for-purpose OT cybersecurity products;
  • Cybersecurity for both new and older operational systems, whether stand-alone or embedded;
  • Personalized Service Security Platforms for security systems and technical equipment;
  • Physical security intergrated with cybersecurity;
  • Secure data collection with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), including crucial data analysis;
  • Network and/or system analysis for optimization.

aXite advises you on how to make your installations cyber-secure, so that you don’t have to worry about what you missed. We start by determining the requirements for compliance in your environment, executing necessary changes in the management of your programs and providing configuration management following adjustments to your installation, so that you will not be faced with any surprises.

Our experts will analyze the cybersecurity and a risk inventory of your technical systems based on your specific needs. aXite makes this process transparent and trorough in order to provide you with the appropriate technical cybersecurity solutions. Final results can be achieved with the help of our own high-quality products, such as the Gatekeeper systems, or by using tools from selected partners.

With this approach, aXite can provide you with the most suitable cybersecurity for you while ensuring you to meet the security standards applicable in your market and leaving the existing operational environment intact.

Curious what markets we work in? Take a look at our markets page.

Threat from the outside and from the inside

Sharing data, both internally and externally, is becoming increasingly important to businesses and organizations. Because of smart industry, also known as industry 4.0, production environments are becoming increasingly connected to the outside world, such as suppliers, which is accompanied by an increase in cybersecurity risk.

But both conscious and unconscious danger can also exist within your business enviroment. An example would be the increase in risk associated witth upgrades to work systems, either due to exposed vulneratbillities, malicious actors, or even  unauthorized changes that cause you to lose compliance.

Based on this information, aXite Security Tools has developed a technical solution that can be uniquely placed within your environment and to monitor, protect and manages both new and existing installations. Artificial intelligence, smart rules and detailed knowledge of industrial protocols for computers are levaraged to guarantee protection of your technical installations.

People

aXite Security Tools consists of a group of experts who are enthusiastically working every day to continuously develop innovative solutions for customers. Based on years of experience in various industries, including aviation, healthcare, oil & gas and production environments, our technical professionals can find innovative practical solutions that meet your needs now and in the future. Our Agile approach invloves contstant customer feedback, frequent updates and transparancy in desicion-making so that aXite remains your trusted partner in cybersecurity. 

aXite Security Tools is led by Bert Willemsen and Menno Cadee.

Bert

Bert Willemsen

Bert Willemsen is Executive Vice President for Cybersecurity at aXite Security Tools. Bert has decades of experience advismg airports on airside, landside, safety and cybersecurity security challenges. He is a member of the ACI Europe Aviation Security Committee an  has been involved in several security checkpoints optimizing projects at airports across Europe.

Bert has a clear vision of how cybersecurity can be realized in organizations. Due to his extensive experience in cybersecurity strategies and cybersecurity management, he can turn practical transitions into responsible investments that deliver increased security at lower costs.

Bert has introduced Location Based (cyber) Security to airports, with a focus on the Baggage Handling System (BHS), and introduced a platform for sharing information and knowledge to defend airports against cyber terror.

During his career, Bert has performed in-depth analysis of internal and external processes in various sectors, such as healthcare, museums, oil & gas, food & beverage companies and production environments. He has translated these into smart IT solutions, such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) implementations. Bert is particulary skilled and experienced in auditable compliance with specific sector regulations and legislation.

Menno

Bert Willemsen

Menno is Executive Vice President for Technical Cybersecurity and is responsible for the introduction of new technologies by aXite Security Tools, such as OT Security, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence in the field of airport operations, physical access and IT operations.

Menno started his career 20 years ago in aerospace software engineering and broadened his knowledge through roles in the integration of various technical installations in different markets, including baggage handling systems, airport handling systems and medical technical installations.

As an IT security expert, Menno has led penetration testing and vulnerability assessments of both hardware and software systems and conducted countless security audits. Additionally he has doneextensive work in ethical hacking for various organizations and is an expert in social engineering and advanced,  persistent threats. During his career, he has faced various technical challenges to improve or secure business-critical processes in the field of airport performance and other operational environments.

Menno introduced Change Management to complement cybersecurity and introduced a platform for real-time management of assets so that configuration and data integrity can be guaranteed. This is the most difficult step in demonstrating compliance in OT/ICS cybersecurity.

Partners and Membership

aXite regularly shares knowledge with other industry members by participating as key-note speakers at security conferences and contributing to publications in various professional journals. aXite is an active member of the ACI Europe Cybersecurity Committee, The Hague Security Delta (HSD) and the Nederlandse Aerospace Group (NAG). aXite is committed to working together with organizations and leaders in the cybersecurity industry to design systems that make critical infrastructure even safer.

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