Unshakeable Salt

Unshakeable Salt Ltd is a limited company on the registrar of England and Wales which offers IT and Information Security consultancy to public and private sector organisations within the UK. ¬†We also still offer business administration and events management to some of our¬†clients who just couldn’t face losing us after we left our previous organisations.

So why the Private Limited Company ?

Up until 2015 the Directors and consultants did not need a dedicated company for the provision of IT, Infosec and Appsec services. Instead we have worked through the cover of other organisations, sometimes as employees, sometimes as directors – including the original LDAP Ltd that was founded back in 1997, when one of the Directors first started being a contractor to the MoD.

The move to provide more Security Cleared personnel to other sectors in 2015 seemed to be the right time to start a fresh company – with our Memorandum of Incorporation written to identify and respond to the different risk appetite that modern IT contractors face. The choice of private limited was easy to make – as many of our existing clients still stipulate both a full limited company and the amount of professional indemnity cover that come with it.

So have we picked Unshakeable Salt as a name ?

There are long and short versions of why we picked it as a name. The shorter version all evolves around finding something (vaguely) security related into a name that people from outside of the Infosec community can remember – which was influenced by the availability of a cheap domain name. We aren’t about internet sales and being Yorkshire based, we weren’t about to spend more than a couple of quid for a name. A quick game of buzz word bingo whilst supping a Costa coffee in a Wacky Warehouse resulted a few possibilities, but the most favourable name being both taken and above the price threshold we wanted to pay for a domain name.

So Salt was chosen for the ‘salting’ of credentials and Unshakeable was chosen to make it both remember-able whilst enforcing a principle of being dependable. We have not found a method of removing the magnesium carbonate from salt – so if Google has sent you here to discover a way of preventing the salt from falling off your fish & chips on a Friday, then we sincerely apologise for wasting your time.

Finally, we don’t have anyone called Salt working here. You can stop trying to brute force our logon page now. /thanks

Director of Unshakeable Salt, an Information security specialist who first started contracting in 1997.