about us

About Us

Salt Cybersecurity is part of the global Salt Group.

Salt Group is Australian based and was formed in 2002 and is now supporting some of the world’s largest financial institutions in Australia, in Asia Pacific, and in the UK through Salt Cybersecurity

Salt Cybersecurity products have been supporting some of the UK’s largest banks for over a decade with Safetronic at the core of the UK payments system security since the inception of Bacstel IP in 2002.

Meet Our Team

Our team are industry experts and bring to our products and to our customers the experience, depth of knowledge, and acumen required to address the increasingly complex security issues which face us day to day.

Richard Parris

CEO of Salt Cybersecurity

Richard is CEO of Salt Cybersecurity. Richard is passionate about building great companies, developing people and creating value. Richard is a successful Chairman and CEO, with a track record of leading innovation, business development and fundraising. A proven entrepreneur, Richard founded the Intercede Group, an UK/US cybersecurity software company, in 1992 and IPO’d the business on the London Stock Exchange in 2001.

Alastair Taylor

Head of Advanced Solutions Group

Alastair has over 30 years’ experience building solutions to secure critical infrastructure, applications and services. Prior to joining Salt Group, Alastair held key Solution Architect roles in Thales e-Security, specialising in PKI, authentication, cryptography, payments, blockchain, smartcards, tokens and cloud cryptography/BYOK. Alastair is a Hardware Security Module (HSM) specialist (nShield, payShield, Luna).

Catherine Schmidt

Business Development and Sales Manager

Catherine leads Salt Cybersecurity’s UK and European business development and sales team. Previously, Catherine worked as EMEA Sales Development Manager with Thales where she focused on Data Protection and Identity & Access Management. A native of Berlin, Catherine graduated in international business from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. As a native German speaker, she is actively spearheading Salt’s expansion into Europe.

Charles James - Head of Sales & Business Development Salt Cyber Security

Charles James

Head of Sales & Business Development EMEA

Charles has been in Cyber Security for over 12 years working for successful start-ups to established Cyber Security Vendors in mobile and access management. His expertise is in Banking, and Fintec markets and has expertise and experience in authentication technologies and cryptographic systems including HSMs. Today Charles heads up Sales & Business Development for Salt Cybersecurity in Europe and the UK.

Our Partners


Entrust empowers world-leading organisations by delivering trust, integrity and control to their business critical information and applications. Entrust’s cryptographic solutions secure emerging technologies – cloud, IoT, blockchain, digital payments – and help meet new compliance mandates. Using the same proven technology that customers depend on today to protect against threats to their sensitive data, network communications and enterprise infrastructure.


Ergonomics AG is a leading Swiss IT solutions provider in the areas of electronic payment and IT security. For 30 years, we have been implementing bespoke software solutions for financial institutions, government agencies, retail, trading companies and manufacturing. Ergonomics supports core processes in industries such as retail, financial services, healthcare and public administration with industry-specific solution portfolios. This allows organisations to optimise their internal business processes, as well as external processes with customers, partners, and suppliers. Streamlined processes typically lead to substantially higher value generation.


FSQS Certificate (Salt Cybersecurity Ltd)

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