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2023 recap: A year in the life of Salt Communications

As we bid farewell to another year, we at Salt Communications can’t help but reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had over the past twelve months and what a year it has been! Join us as we take a stroll down memory lane and recap the highlights, milestones, and memorable moments that made 2023 an unforgettable chapter in our secure communications history.

January – March: New year, new travels! 

In the early months of the year, we jetted off to Dubai, Farnborough and New York. In Dubai our CEO Joe Boyle delivered a keynote at the World Police Summit on the topic of ‘Secure Communications for Policing’, in Farnborough we exhibited at Security and Policing and in New York announced our integration with document management platform IManage At Legal Week New York. 

Our newsletter embarked on its maiden voyage, featuring insightful articles on the latest trends on secure communication, 2023’s cyber trends, cybersecurity and mobile security. We introduced readers to members of the Salt team, sharing behind-the-scenes glimpses into our daily lives and passion for innovative, secure communication across many industries. 

April – June: Navigating New Horizons

This time of the year was an extra busy one! As spring unfolded, we took part in and spoke at many events again across the world. These events provoked thought leadership, sparking conversations and connections within our growing community. As well as this we also moved premises to a brand new office space in the heart of Belfast as we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. This year was marked in bold for everyone at Salt Communications. We marked our 10-year business anniversary and a decade crammed full of achievements in 2023. Wow, what an experience we have had! Ten years ago we saw the first line of code ever written on the now, award winning secure communications solution developed by Salt Communications (then, SaltDNA!).

The Salt team then completed their charitable goal of completing the 8 mile walk in under two hours as part of the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon. Coming together and collectively made a fantastic effort of raising £400+ for the Air Ambulance NI which will contribute to keeping the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in operation, seven days a week. 

During this period Salt Communications exhibited at this year’s UK flagship cybersecurity event run by National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC), Cyber UK – which was on our own turf for once here in Belfast! The theme for 2023 was securing an open and resilient digital future. 

Following this Salt Communications were thrilled to announce a new partnership with DataProtech Group. This partnership provides a new and innovative solution in the data security and secure communication space for privacy focused organisations.

To sum it all up CEO Joe Boyle and Sales Development Manager Conor Parry spoke at this year’s ILTA 2023 LegalSEC Summit in Baltimore, USA discussing ‘Law firms secure communications- emerging practices’. 

July – September: Summer Spotlight on Success Stories

During the summer months, we turned the spotlight on our clients and their success stories. Case studies and testimonials highlighted the real-world impact of Salt’s communication solutions, demonstrating how organisations across various industries were transforming their communication landscapes.

The Salt team also took to London and Amsterdam to attend LEXPO and co-host the first ever Private Client Security Forum (PCSF) along with Optimal Risk, situated in the heart of London at Pewterers Hall. Also during these months Salt exhibited at DSEI as part of the Invest Northern Ireland delegation. Connecting a massive worldwide network between governments, national armed forces, thought leaders, and the defence and security supply chain.

October – December: ‘Tis the Season for Year-End Reflections

In the early winter months the Salt team yet again were attending many industry events across the globe to name a few – Legal Geek 2023 in London, GITEX 2023 in Dubai, the KSA Cybersecurity Trade Mission in Riyadh and our Android team picked up lots of useful new knowledge at Droidcon. 

It doesn’t stop there! Salt was shortlisted for many great awards throughout the year such as the Unsung Security Heroes, the Digital DNA Awards, Computing Excellence Awards, Security Excellence Awards, MSP Innovation Business Awards, Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, Irish News Awards, Digital Technology Leaders Awards, SDC Awards, Mobile Industry Awards, Cloud Excellence Awards, Tech Work Awards, and in the Business Eye Awards. Check out the guys suited and booted!

Then in a night of celebration and recognition, Salt Communications secured a victory at the prestigious Belfast Telegraph IT Awards 2023 in partnership with Telefónica Tech UK&I, in the ‘Cybersecurity Project of the year’ category. Also securing another win at the Tech Works Awards in the ‘AESIN Innovation’ category. 

As December approached, we took the time to reflect on the evolving landscape of communication technology. Our monthly newsletter showcased the top communication trends of 2023, providing readers with valuable insights to carry into the new year and we held a webinar discussing the worst case scenario and how to have your safe haven network ready.

We express our gratitude to our dedicated readership, celebrating the community that has grown around the Salt Communications blog.

Looking Ahead: Charting the Course for 2024

As we celebrate another year into securing communications, we are not just looking back but also eagerly looking forward. In 2024, we plan to continue delivering high-quality, informative content that empowers our readers to navigate the ever-changing world of communication. Expect more expert interviews, in-depth analyses, customer case studies and exciting content and news that keeps you at the forefront of industry developments. 

Thank you from the whole team for being a part of our journey over the past year. Whether you’re a long-time reader on blogs, a customer or partner – your support has fueled our passion for communication excellence. Here’s to another year of growth, learning, and meaningful connections. Happy new year and cheers to the exciting adventures that lie ahead in 2024! 

To celebrate a successful year coming to a close we are offering an extended free trial! For more information or to sign up to our monthly newsletter email 

About Salt Communications 

Salt Communications is a multi-award winning cyber security company providing a fully enterprise-managed software solution giving absolute privacy in mobile communications. It is easy to deploy and uses multi-layered encryption techniques to meet the highest of security standards. Salt Communications offers ‘Peace of Mind’ for Organisations who value their privacy, by giving them complete control and secure communications, to protect their trusted relationships and stay safe. Salt Communications is headquartered in Belfast, N. Ireland, for more information visit Salt Communications. 

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