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Michael Parker, Kirsty Trainer, Jake Dennys, Paul Humpage and Anthony CacchioMichael Parker, Kirsty Trainer, Jake Dennys, Paul Humpage and Anthony CacchioA cyber security specialist has scooped a national industry award for its groundbreaking work on security for payment systems.

Foregenix, which is based in Marlborough, was recognised as the top consultancy company at the Cyber Security Awards, which took place in London.

The 40-strong consultancy team offers a range of services globally, from incident response to penetration testing and is a world lead advisor for industry’s the most exciting standard, Point-2-Point Encryption (P2PE).

Foregenix has completed compliance validation for 47 percent of the world’s P2PE projects, the latest being Africa’s first validated P2PE payment system.

The Cyber Security Awards were established to reward the best individuals, teams and companies within the industry. The independent panel of judges particularly look for innovation as well as excellence and awards are given solely on merit.

Judge Karla Reffold said: "The industry is moving at an incredible pace, coming up with solutions to keep organisations safe.

"We all found it incredibly hard to pick the winner in the majority of the categories, as there were some fantastic entries.

"All those shortlisted should be proud and the winners even more so, for beating off some tough competition."

Christian Charette, director of compliance and risk services, who leads the team, said: "Our team values are based on hard work and a commitment to protecting our clients from the ever-changing threats they face from cyber criminals, so picking-up such a high-profile award is a perfect way to recognise their achievements."

Benj Hosack chief commercial officer of Foregenix said: "We’re humbled and grateful to be recognised at the Cyber Security Awards as the shortlists contained so many high profile and respected names within the industry."