Aaron Engel

Chief Information Security Officer

Security expert

Aaron Engel is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at ExpressVPN responsible for ensuring the security and privacy of our users, employees, and company. He currently leads the Security and Information Technology (IT) teams to deliver unified security and productivity to all parties.

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DNS vs. VPN vs. Smart DNS

In this guide, we look at what DNS, VPN, and Smart DNS are, so that you can decide which of these technologies to use.

Firewall vs. VPN: What’s the difference?

We explain the key differences between firewalls and VPNs to help you decide which one is right for you—and whether you should use both at the same time.

10 scams you should know about in 2024

Some of the top scams in 2024 to look out for include easy online job scams, government account takeover scams, and deepfake and AI scams.

Video: Meet Aaron of Cybersecurity

"Security is at the core of everything we do. We as a company are wholly devoted to the security and privacy of not only our customers but also our employees."

Aaron's top picks

Private DNS

ExpressVPN protects your internet traffic and your DNS queries by running its own encrypted DNS on every VPN server.

Network Lock

Network Lock is the ExpressVPN kill switch. It keeps your data safe even if your VPN connection drops, blocking all internet traffic until protection is restored.

Ad blocker

Our ad blocker filters out most display ads and stops them from loading and appearing on your browser. Included with every ExpressVPN subscription.

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