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A Retrospective and New Nimblr Times

2023; a new year, a new number to get used to and to replace an old number with.  Four digits that evoke expectations, hopes, and fears. What is and what may be? The start of a new year is usually a time for closure and new objectives, with reflections on things that will change and things we hope will remain; prospects, and insights. Nimblr welcomes 2023 with a look back at the year that was.

Awareness of security awareness
An increasing number of people are becoming aware of the importance of security awareness. In the digital world, threats are not merely technical errors and human mistakes, but also deliberate and malicious acts. Russia’s war of invasion in Ukraine has made it clear that cybercrime is not only committed by teenagers fuelled with energy drinks in dark basement rooms but also by state-sponsored actors, with more than money at stake. In an increasingly digitalized world, the secure handling, storage, and transmission of data is a paramount concern, not only for individuals and organizations but also for nations and federations of nations. This increased focus has been seen in many ways – and at many levels – over the past year, well exemplified by the strengthening of the EU’s NIS Directive.

More customers, more markets.
As security awareness becomes an international concern, the need for delivered security services with customized and up-to-date content increases. During 2022, Nimblr has seen an increase in customers and end users of 202 and 288 percent respectively. Our revenue has tripled, and our security solutions are now available in 23 languages. During the year, we also opened an office in Lisbon and established ourselves in the Portuguese, French and Spanish markets. However, the weight of these figures is secondary to the quality of the services delivered. Nimblr recognizes and believes that an increased focus on security awareness should lead to increased scrutiny of the services and training tools available. We welcome such a development and look forward to further refining our safety solutions in collaboration with our clients and in line with current and future evidence-based research findings.

Cultural open-mindedness
Security awareness is a global concern, thus solutions to enhance such awareness should be imbued with cross-cultural viability. As Nimblr’s user community has grown and become more nationally diverse, the need to mirror this development internally has increased. Nimblr’s workforce has more than doubled in 2022, and we are currently a group of Swedes, Danes, French, Portuguese, Brazilians, Ukrainians, and Argentinians. Like any major change, in the short term, this growth has led to new misunderstandings and areas of conflict, but in the longer term, it has led to new insights and development, both personally and organizationally. As a global actor, in a modern world, and in the face of a global security threat, we believe that a pluralistic and inclusive organizational culture is a vital, if not indispensable, asset. In 2023, we are setting our sights on continuing to evolve in this direction, learning from each other and becoming even better. Together.

Andreas Berglund, CEO, Nimblr