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Our dream is a world where people have full control of their digital lives

That's why

We humanize digital security to make it accessible to all.

Our story in
a nutshell

2018

  • Start of the development & launch of surfshark.com
  • Introducing browser extensions, apps for Android, iOS, Windows macOS, Android TV & Fire TV
  • Feature boost: CleanWeb, Kill Switch, MultiHop, Whitelister (split tunneling)
  • 1st independent audit by Cure53

2019

  • Launching Surfshark Alert & Search
  • Presenting 1st Digital Quality of Life (DQL) index
  • Releasing free app TrustDNS
  • Getting Seal of Approval from AV-Test
  • Introducing in-built GPS spoofing on Android app

2020

  • Releasing two-factor authentication (2FA)
  • Founding member of VPN Trust Initiative
  • Becoming members of Electronic Frontier Foundation, Internet Society, Access Now
  • Presenting 2nd edition of the DQL Index
  • Moving to 100% RAM-only server network
  • Introducing WireGuard®

Globally recognized brand

Trust is paramount for us. We seek trust by delivering high quality, working innovations in the cybersecurity sphere. Since its beginning, Surfshark has been recognized by a number of globally acknowledged independent organizations.

AV-Test approved VPN solution 2020/2019

Mobile VPN Solution of the Year at CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards 2020

Gold winner for xHot Security Technology of the Year | Security Software

Gold winner for Internet of Things(IoT) Security 2020

Silver winner for Hot Security Company of the Year 2020 | Security Software

Finalist at the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2020

Finalist at Cyber Security Awards 2019

Best value VPN 2019 by vpnpro.com

Supporting the open internet

Free, open, and secure internet is the essence of our cause. That is why we proactively support the works of non-profit organizations that advocate for safeguarding the online freedom, reason, and transparency.

Our advisors

Members of Surfshark’s Advisory Board provide confidence to our cause. They are intellectual leaders in the world of privacy, innovation, and growth. All of the members participate in Surfshark activities in their personal capacity.

Dr. Amelia Estwick

Director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

Amelia Estwick is the director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and a thought leader for the College’s cybersecurity research, training, and academic initiatives. Prior to her academic position, she served 17 years with the National Security Agency (NSA) in various technical leadership positions to include Technical Director within NSA’s Cyber Threat Operations Center, which is responsible for monitoring and securing Department of Defense (DoD) networks against cyberattacks. Dr. Estwick’s research in cybersecurity and computer science focused on global threat intelligence, operations security, and national defense.

As an educator, Dr. Estwick lectures on cybersecurity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics of interest. She is passionate about educating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and currently co-chairs the United States National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative.

She is a National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellow, a U.S. Army Gulf-War Veteran, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Know Cyber by Cybersecurity Ventures.

Amelia is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to increase the pipeline for women and minority professionals in STEM and cybersecurity fields.

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Byron V. Acohido

Pulitzer-winning journalist, the founder and executive editor of The Last Watchdog (LW) on Privacy & Security

The Last Watchdog is one of the top cybersecurity websites globally.

Acohido’s interest in cybersecurity and privacy arose in 2000 when he joined USA TODAY. By chronicling the frenetic emergence of cybercrime in its formative stages, he delivered a nationally-recognized body of work for USAT.

He is the lead author of Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks And Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity. It’s a non-fiction thriller that received the 2009 NYSSCPA Excellence in Financial Journalism Award for general audience books. Acohido’s cogent articles, podcasts, and videos are the gold-standard for smart coverage of complex privacy and security issues distilled for an intelligent audience.

While at the Seattle Times earlier in his career, Acohido received the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting and 11 other national awards for various profound investigative stories.

Acohido is dedicated to fostering awareness to help make our Internet-centric economy as secure as it ought to be.

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Emma Lindley

Co-founder of Women in Identity

Emma Lindley is an advisor in identity and co-founder of Women in Identity – a not-for-profit organisation focused on developing talent and diversity in the identity industry.

Emma also serves on the editorial board for Good ID, the Omidyar funded movement towards ethical and humanitarian principles in the field of digital identity.

She has been recognised in the Innovate Finance Powerlist for Women 2016 and 2017, KNOW Identity Top 100 leaders in Identity in 2017, 2018 and 2019, 100 Women in Tech Awards 2019, and was voted CEO of the year at the KNOW Identity Awards.

She has an MBA from Manchester Business School and completed her thesis in Competitive Strategy in the Identity Market.

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Sebastian Bihari

Managing Partner and co-founder of Vektor Partners

Vektor Partners is a venture capital firm investing in companies disrupting the mobility space.

Before co-founding Vektor Partners, Sebastian was Head of Automotive Technology and Mobility Services Investment Banking with global bank BNP Paribas. There, he worked closely with boards and senior management teams of carmakers, part suppliers, and start-ups to develop and execute their strategic agenda, including acquisitions & divestments, capital raises, mergers, and IPOs.

Before that, he worked for US investment banks Moelis and Greenhill, focusing on M&A. Sebastian holds a Master in International Economics and Business Studies from the University of Innsbruck and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

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Gediminas Peksys

Co-Founder & CEO of Oxipit

Oxipit, a World Summit Awards 2020 winner in the Health category, is a startup helping radiologists be more productive using Deep Learning technologies

After graduating in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Gediminas has been working at the intersection of Data Science and Software Engineering for the last decade.

Lead by Gediminas, Oxipit won the largest Computer Vision competition in 2017. Also, he helped build Artificial Intelligence (AI) community in Lithuania by organizing numerous meetups and expert discussions. Gediminas is one of the founding members of the AI association of Lithuania.

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Susan Morrow

Head of R&D at data orchestration specialists Avoco Secure

Susan has over 20 years of working experience in the cybersecurity and digital identity fields. Before moving into the tech sector, she was an analytical chemist working in environmental and pharmaceutical analysis.

Susan’s core areas of domain expertise include usability, accessibility, and data privacy within a consumer digital transaction context.

Her mantra is to make sure that human beings control technology, not the other way around. She regularly writes on identity and security in publications such as CSOOnline.

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Our team

Challenging the cybersecurity field's status quo is driving us to rise & grind in creating solutions that can secure people's digital lives in the years to come. This wouldn't be possible without the people behind the wheel of Surfshark.

Vytautas Kaziukonis (Par Kaz)

Chief Executive Officer

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Donatas Budvytis

Chief Technical Officer

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Regimantas Urbanas

Chief Marketing Officer

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Goda Pakalnė

Head of HR

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Saulius Maslinskas

Head of Development

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Tomas Kazlauskas

Head of Product

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Dr. Amelia Estwick

Director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

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Amelia Estwick is the director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and a thought leader for the College’s cybersecurity research, training, and academic initiatives. Prior to her academic position, she served 17 years with the National Security Agency (NSA) in various technical leadership positions to include Technical Director within NSA’s Cyber Threat Operations Center, which is responsible for monitoring and securing Department of Defense (DoD) networks against cyberattacks. Dr. Estwick’s research in cybersecurity and computer science focused on global threat intelligence, operations security, and national defense.

As an educator, Dr. Estwick lectures on cybersecurity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics of interest. She is passionate about educating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and currently co-chairs the United States National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative.

She is a National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellow, a U.S. Army Gulf-War Veteran, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Know Cyber by Cybersecurity Ventures.

Amelia is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to increase the pipeline for women and minority professionals in STEM and cybersecurity fields.

Byron V. Acohido

Pulitzer-winning journalist, the founder and executive editor of The Last Watchdog (LW) on Privacy & Security

  • Previous
  • Next

The Last Watchdog is one of the top cybersecurity websites globally.

Acohido’s interest in cybersecurity and privacy arose in 2000 when he joined USA TODAY. By chronicling the frenetic emergence of cybercrime in its formative stages, he delivered a nationally-recognized body of work for USAT.

He is the lead author of Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks And Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity. It’s a non-fiction thriller that received the 2009 NYSSCPA Excellence in Financial Journalism Award for general audience books. Acohido’s cogent articles, podcasts, and videos are the gold-standard for smart coverage of complex privacy and security issues distilled for an intelligent audience.

While at the Seattle Times earlier in his career, Acohido received the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting and 11 other national awards for various profound investigative stories.

Acohido is dedicated to fostering awareness to help make our Internet-centric economy as secure as it ought to be.

Emma Lindley

Co-founder of Women in Identity

  • Previous
  • Next

Emma Lindley is an advisor in identity and co-founder of Women in Identity – a not-for-profit organisation focused on developing talent and diversity in the identity industry.

Emma also serves on the editorial board for Good ID, the Omidyar funded movement towards ethical and humanitarian principles in the field of digital identity.

She has been recognised in the Innovate Finance Powerlist for Women 2016 and 2017, KNOW Identity Top 100 leaders in Identity in 2017, 2018 and 2019, 100 Women in Tech Awards 2019, and was voted CEO of the year at the KNOW Identity Awards.

She has an MBA from Manchester Business School and completed her thesis in Competitive Strategy in the Identity Market.

Sebastian Bihari

Managing Partner and co-founder of Vektor Partners

  • Previous
  • Next

Vektor Partners is a venture capital firm investing in companies disrupting the mobility space.

Before co-founding Vektor Partners, Sebastian was Head of Automotive Technology and Mobility Services Investment Banking with global bank BNP Paribas. There, he worked closely with boards and senior management teams of carmakers, part suppliers, and start-ups to develop and execute their strategic agenda, including acquisitions & divestments, capital raises, mergers, and IPOs.

Before that, he worked for US investment banks Moelis and Greenhill, focusing on M&A. Sebastian holds a Master in International Economics and Business Studies from the University of Innsbruck and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

Gediminas Peksys

Co-Founder & CEO of Oxipit

  • Previous
  • Next

Oxipit, a World Summit Awards 2020 winner in the Health category, is a startup helping radiologists be more productive using Deep Learning technologies

After graduating in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Gediminas has been working at the intersection of Data Science and Software Engineering for the last decade.

Lead by Gediminas, Oxipit won the largest Computer Vision competition in 2017. Also, he helped build Artificial Intelligence (AI) community in Lithuania by organizing numerous meetups and expert discussions. Gediminas is one of the founding members of the AI association of Lithuania.

Susan Morrow

Head of R&D at data orchestration specialists Avoco Secure

  • Previous
  • Next

Susan has over 20 years of working experience in the cybersecurity and digital identity fields. Before moving into the tech sector, she was an analytical chemist working in environmental and pharmaceutical analysis.

Susan’s core areas of domain expertise include usability, accessibility, and data privacy within a consumer digital transaction context.

Her mantra is to make sure that human beings control technology, not the other way around. She regularly writes on identity and security in publications such as CSOOnline.