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Here at, we write in-depth reviews of the latest security products to help you make informed buying decisions. We put each product through rigorous hands-on tests to find ones worthy of our recommendation. Collectively, our team of 18 security experts has spent over 20,000 hours researching and testing everything from home security systems and security cameras to VPNs and antivirus software. We’ve written over 600 product reviews since 2018.

In addition to our reviews, our subject matter experts conduct original research on safety and security topics. Our research has been cited by The New York Times, HuffPost, Tech Radar, and CBS News. You can also access our entire library of videos on our YouTube channel. There you’ll find over 450 videos – more than anyone else in this industry – of reviews, expert tips and tricks, and recommendations on how to stay safe and secure.

We have also built free custom tools that can help you assess your own safety, security, and privacy, like this Password Checker Tool and this Security Score Checker. We have made these tools free for everyone, to encourage everyone to stay safe and secure.

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Carefully selected for their security expertise, our team continues to raise the bar for research. Our 15+ security experts have dedicated their working lives to protecting the good guys and putting the bad guys behind bars. From home burglaries, package theft, identity theft, and hacks and scams, our team is passionate about our mission to keep you in the know and to help you make smart buying decisions.

We take a research-centric approach to connect people with the right resources. Every resource we create is backed by credible studies and aimed at equipping and empowering readers with information that truly matters. There’s no fluff, no bias, and no hidden agenda. Our readers enjoy trustworthy advice and recommendations, straight from our growing team of security experts who truly care.

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Access to cutting-edge, 21st century technology allows our team to conduct the most rigorous research available. With almost unlimited data points at our fingertips, combined with our experts’ experience, vetted user submissions, and insight from industry professionals, we’re able to paint a complete picture for our audience.

Offering this caliber of research-rich insight on safety and security topics has never been done before. We’re pioneering a revolution in how people learn about home and personal security. Whether you’re looking for a home security system, identity theft protection, or device protection, we can help you narrow your options to find the right fit. After all, our company exists to help people like you remain safe and secure. team collage

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It’s not enough to create and publish resources on safety and security. We’re committed to telling stories that inspire. That’s why our research includes enhanced visuals and interactive imagery. We believe that data can be both accurate and fun. It just needs the right touch. Our team goes to great lengths to communicate our research in a way that’s engaging. We say security doesn’t have to be complicated, but it shouldn’t be boring either!

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We truly believe that everyone deserves free and open access to information and resources to safeguard against security threats near and far. That’s why we do what we do. We create quality research and resources, distilled in a way that’s fun and easy to read. Rest assured we will continue to deliver the best security information available anywhere online or off. And that’s our promise to you.

Thank you for trusting us. We’re delighted to have you along for the journey.

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Gabe Turner

Chief Editor

Gabe Turner is an attorney/journalist with a passion for security technology. After graduating from NYU Law and working as an attorney for several years, he made the switch to tech as chief editor for Gabe has personally tested nearly 200 digital- and home-security products, and he’s created well over 100 videos. He is passionate about safety, technology, and the combination of the two. And today, Gabe is one of the most respected security influencers in the industry.

Aliza Vigderman

Content Manager

Aliza is a home- and digital-security expert with over six years of experience in the tech industry. In that time, she has personally tested and reviewed over 175 security products. Her expertise is in home security and cybersecurity, and she’s passionate about helping folks stay safe in a rapidly changing world. In the past, Aliza has written for websites like the HuffPost and has worked at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Corey Birnstengel

Editor and Videographer

As a top home security and cybersecurity expert/influencer, Corey has years of experience as a videographer and editor. He’s created over 200 video reviews across eight product categories including VPNs, antivirus software, home security cameras, and even smart home tech. Previously, he’s worked on product reviews for activewear and political videos.

Brett Cruz

Brett Cruz

Digital Security Expert

Brett Cruz is’s resident digital security and safety expert. He has over 10 years of experience working with cybersecurity tools like VPNs and antivirus software. He’s also spent thousands of hours testing the latest security products. Brett’s rigorous security research and reviews have been read by millions of people across the globe.

Matthew Adkins

Home- and Digital-Security Expert

Matthew is a home- and digital-safety writer and editor with a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He has tested and ranked over 100 security systems, identity theft protection plans, and other security software to find the best products to recommend. With a passion for smart security solutions, Matthew continues to innovate by conducting meaningful research on various safety and security topics.

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Other Contributing Experts and Writers

Our team of subject matter experts are the best in the business at keeping people safe and secure. Collectively, they have expertise in 12 fields spanning home security, digital security, personal safety, and more. And they have written over 1,000 guides, reviews, and other helpful resources for

Tom Blackstone, Crypto Safety Expert

Tom has been writing about crypto and finance since 2014. As’s crypto expert, he’s written dozens of reviews and guides. Today, his area of expertise is in crypto regulations, wallet security, and public/private cryptography.

Michael DeFurio, Home and Digital Safety Expert

Michael has written nearly 100 articles on topics ranging from VPN setups and mobile device security, to fire safety tips. He also works as a consultant on international security issues for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies.

Rachel Hastings, Digital Security Expert

As a digital security researcher and writer, Rachel helps consumers protect themselves from cyber threats. Her work focuses on VPNs and antivirus software, and she has written dozens of helpful reviews and resources.

Robert Gaudio, VPN and Cybersecurity Expert

Robert tests and reviews the top VPNs for speed, security, and overall privacy. He’s contributed on several research pieces and written nearly 50 articles on digital security. Robert also writes about Web3 and blockchain technology.

Erik Heilin, Home Security Expert

Erik has over 10 years of experience in home security, during which time he’s researched and reported on home security systems, security cameras, smart home tech, and other emergency response systems.

Amanda Glodowski, VPN and Cybersecurity Expert

Amanda’s cybersec research and writings include VPNs vs. proxies, VPNs and torrenting, best VPNs for businesses, and VPN comparison guides, among other articles.

Aliza Friedlander, VPN Expert

As a go-to VPN expert, Aliza Friedlander has written articles ranging from VPN product reviews to how-to guides on digital privacy.

Maddie LeMay, Antivirus Expert

Maddie offers her expertise in everything antivirus, though her articles and research span from IP address protection to identity theft protection comparison guides.

Maya Afilalo, Network Security Expert

Maya is an expert in VPNs, digital privacy, and network security. She’s written dozens of articles that help readers stay safe online.

Theresa Gaffney, Identity Theft Expert

As an identity theft expert, Theresa has penned identity theft protection reviews, comparison guides, and deep-dive articles into credit monitoring bureaus like Experian.

Sharon Wu, Home Security Expert

Sharon is a whole home security expert with a passion for helping keep families safe and secure. She’s contributed on a range of topics in the home security space.

Melanie Hess, Security Camera Expert

As an authority on home surveillance, Melanie’s work for ranges from security camera reviews and doorbell camera comparisons, to top-10 product roundups, and more.

Abby Doman, Doorbell Camera Expert

Abby has researched and written about various doorbell camera brands. From Ring and Lorex, to Reolink and others.

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