Eindhoven cyber security firm BitSensor has been voted best Dutch startup of 2017, bypassing other shortlisted candidates including Amazon, Dell, and HP.
The prize was awarded Tuesday night at the Computable Awards in Utrecht, with BitSensor winning 40% of the votes in the startups category.
The company distinguishes itself by reducing the average discovery time of a hacking attempt from 9 months to just milliseconds, blocking the hacker at their first attempt.
In 2016 BitSensor received the NRC-Live prize for Cyber Security Startup of the Year, and the IBM prize for Most Promising Startup.
Owners Ruben van Vreeland and Alex Dings were also named the best young entrepreneurs of 2017 by entrepreneurial platform Sprout.
Translation: Nicola W