Cybercrime is rampant these days and in a bid to help its cybersecurity, NordSec, the company behind NordVPN is forming a team of advisors.

This team will help advise on NordSec’s security and commercial practices.

One notable member of this team will be cybersecurity expert and creator of the famous HaveIBeenPwned website, Troy Hunt.

“We are very excited to greet Troy Hunt as an advisor. Our product family is growing rapidly, and we have ambitious plans ahead. That’s why it’s important to have a team of professionals who can support us by providing their expert insights and strategic advice,” NordSec co-founder, Tom Okman said in an announcement.

Hunt will be joined by other advisors from within the digital privacy and security space and will include specialists, scholars and other reputable voices from the information security world.

“I’m impressed with NordVPN’s product and their desire to engage with independent experts to drive further innovation. Their openness and transparency with the way they run their services combined with their vision for the future is a big part of what attracted me to the organisation. I’m looking forward to partnering with NordVPN and helping them do more for digital privacy,” Hunt said of the announcement.

While Hunt is a big name in the cybersecurity field, we are curious to see who else joins NordSec’s team of advisors.

Whoever does join we feel that NordSec is doing something really good here. As great as its security might be, there might be things it has overlooked and a fresh pair of eyes not tied to the firm may help make things a bit more secure.

Given that NordSec’s NordVPN promises secure and private access to the internet, strong security is more than a requirement.

Now, while we have you here, we recommend watching the video below from scam-baiter and Twitch streamer, Kitboga.

The video details how a VPN works and why promises of complete privacy and protection might not always be accurate. We highly recommend giving it a watch before signing up for and paying for a VPN service.

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.