A FIRM specialising in cyber security picked up the award for innovation after making leaps forward in their field.

RazorSecure, based in Basing View, produces cyber security software, focusing on transport systems including planes, trains and other vehicles.

Chief executive officer of RazorSecure, Alex Cowan, said: “This is our first award nomination and win, and it is absolutely brilliant, I am really excited, but this is our first and best. We are up for another award soon but getting this one is fantastic.

“I suppose we will have to buy a trophy cabinet now.”

RazorSecure was given the award for their recent new innovation in cyber security, called RazorSecure Delta, which is a new way of detecting cyber security threats.

Through machine learning, the system is able to identify threats in real time, and learns what is normal.

This makes it more effective against threats as it learns what threats are by comparing it to regular activity.

Thousands of vehicles use this system, including many buses in Basingstoke and other forms of transport.

Global companies such as Siemens have made use of the system, deploying it worldwide.

Basingstoke is a great place to do business, according to those at RazorSecure.

Alex added: “Basingstoke is a brilliant place to do business and for businesses. When we were setting up, SETSquared was of excellent help to us in the early days.”

Innovation Excellence Award, sponsored by Festival Place.

Winner: RazorSecure

Nominees: Loma Systems, Basingstoke College of Technology