Pete Membrey

Chief Engineering Officer

Technical expert

Pete Membrey is currently Chief Engineering Officer at ExpressVPN, the creator of Lightway (an open-source, mobile-first VPN protocol), and a core member of the team that created TrustedServer, the VPN industry's first RAM-only server platform designed with an entire defense-in-depth strategy.

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Ups and downs of post-quantum cryptography

A paper claiming the creation of a quantum algorithm that could break Kyber cryptography created a stir in the cybersecurity world.

Upgrading Lightway to DTLS 1.3

ExpressVPN is one of the first services in the world to implement the new version of DTLS, designed for secure communication over untrusted networks.

TunnelCrack research findings

A paper presented earlier this month revealed a security vulnerability in VPNs known as TunnelCrack. Here's what we've done to protect users.

Video: The inspiration behind Lightway

"I want to use my skills and experience to make the world a better place for me, for my family, for everyone. Engineering first so that people are never second."

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Lightway is ExpressVPN’s pioneering new VPN protocol, built for an always-on world.


The most advanced VPN server technology, independently audited to confirm essential privacy protections.

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Take back some control over what companies know about you and what you do online through apps and websites.

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