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Employee Profile: Ben Cooke – Senior Android Engineer

Job Role: Senior Android Developer

Time with the company: October 2022 – Present

What attracted you to Salt Communications? 

In previous roles I have always considered the security of the software as of utmost importance so when I was given the opportunity to join Salt Communications, a company that is completely focused on cyber security I jumped at the chance. Upon meeting the team, who were extremely friendly and welcoming, I knew this was the place for me.

What does your current role entail at Salt Communications?

The Android operating system is constantly changing and improving, it is my responsibility as part of the Android team to keep the Android App secure by implementing the latest security updates and best practices. I also work closely with the product designer to ensure users receive the best experience possible when using the Android App. 

What has challenged you within the industry?

New vulnerabilities and exploits are constantly being found in software we rely on, it is important we are constantly monitoring potential threats and dealing with them swiftly.

What is the best part of your job at Salt Communications?

The best part of Salt Communications is being in a close knit team who you know you can rely on. At Salt Communications I also feel extremely valued and taken care of, anything I have needed to perform my job has been provided immediately without hesitation and when I visit the office I am always looked after by the team.

What advice would you give to others starting out in their career in the cybersecurity industry?

My advice would be to take advice from seasoned experts in the industry and follow guidelines set out by the government to ensure you follow the established methods of keeping software secure.

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 is headquartered in Belfast, N. Ireland, for more information visit Salt Communications.

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