Privacy is our mission

WE BELIEVE GREAT PRODUCTS CAN ONLY BE BUILT BY CREATIVE, SUPER-SMART PEOPLE. WE VALUE AND EMBRACE DIVERSITY WHILE NOT BEING TIED DOWN TO A SINGLE TIMEZONE. WE DON'T HAVE JOBS; WE HAVE A MISSION.

Leadership

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Alan Fairless Co-Founder & CEO

Veteran systems developer with 25 years of experience building robust and scalable distributed systems. Believes working online should be as private as meeting in person.

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Mike McCamon President & CMO

Serial disrupter with nearly 30 years international experience in technology at Informix, Sybase, Apple, Intel, Bluetooth, Sprint, startups, and the non-profit Water.org. Breaks things that are working just fine.

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Matt Erickson Vice President, Engineering

Believes in the fight to make tomorrow better than today. Began with HPC design, then climate & biofuel research @ U of Illinois Urbana. Fascinated with privacy UX.

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Laura Gowans Director, Customer Experience

Believes privacy should be understandable and available to everyone. Fighting to achieve this by building better UX with privacy technologies.

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Cade Diehm Design Lead

Designer & researcher focusing on emergent technology, privacy, user empowerment, computer art and expression of the self. Cade has led projects in Australia, Singapore, Japan and the US.

Interested in Joining Us?

We always love to connect with great people who care about our mission and have great skills that match with our needs. We are always looking to add great talent to our team. Visit our Careers page to learn more our open positions and apply online. See Opportunities.

contact information

SpiderOak, Inc. works from virtual workplaces in seven timezones. Our data center is secured, maintained, and monitored 24x7. Our address is 4741 Central Street, Suite 324, Kansas City, MO 64112. While unattended, you can leave a message for us at 866-432-9888.

Recent Blog posts

5 ways CIOs/CISOs can easily increase web security with encryption

This is a short guide intended for CISOs, CIOs, or CMOs who are not programmers, but want to quickly improve security AND SEO...

Slack’s Morning After

“Placing ads in the NYT won’t ensure success in the enterprise: Just ask Apple.”

SEMAPHOR, THE MOST PRIVATE COLLABORATION TOOL, NOW AVAILABLE FOR ENTERPRISE

SpiderOak adds Active Directory to its Zero Knowledge messaging and collaboration tool to simplify enterprise on-boarding

Inside the SpiderOak Web: Our CMS

A brief overview of the CMS that powers spideroak.com

Let's talk about encryption at SX. Vote for our panels.

Encryption was a consistent conversation at SXSW 2016. Let's keep the conversation going. Please vote for our encryption and privacy panels.

Status Report, August 2016

Status Report, August 2016

Press Release: SEMAPHOR NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWnload

SpiderOak, maker of the world’s most trusted online backup solutions, today announced the availability of Semaphor, a new real-time messagin

Privacy over the years: 1917 - Present

Tracking technologies, security flaws, and key figures shaping the future of privacy. This timeline highlights several privacy moments from

Proposed Rule 41 Changes: What it is and how to stop it

We’re asking for your support and a few minutes of your time. Join us and the EFF to help raise awareness of this issue.

Slack’s Top 5 Privacy Mistakes We Can’t Make

Everyone makes mistakes. We do too. But when it comes to privacy, we keep our guard up.

Living in a Post-Snowden world: online searches and self-censorship on the rise

All of us know, without doubt, that we’re being watched online. Is it altering our behavior at all?

Facebook shadow profiles: a profile of you that you never created.

You never created it -- but it holds more information about you than you'd care to share.

10 privacy tools to help you dodge data mining and more

Sometimes, data mining can get a little bit out of hand. Here are a few tools that will help you avoid intrusive ads, trackers, and more.

"Hundreds of Eyes": Today’s Pantopicon

Privacy and surveillance may seem like a trending topic today, but these events were present centuries ago.

Special Offer for SpiderOakers – 25% off Golden Frog’s VyprVPN

We are excited to announce VyprVPN Server, a new product in beta offered by our partner Golden Frog!

Celebrating 10 Years of Privacy at SpiderOak

We built SpiderOak with privacy from day one.

Why don't other major corporations build Zero Knowledge systems?

It's often unprofitable or impractical, and otherwise it's a bunch of extra work.

Apple follows lead of secure cloud services like that of SpiderOak.

Offering Zero Knowledge to online users is becoming a no-brainer for Apple.

It’s Only Your Reputation

Instant and reckless snap judgments of character can be made by what someone posts or what others say about us online.

We Support Apple

SpiderOak supports Apple in its stance to protect its customers' privacy.

Shocking privacy stats your CIO wish you knew

Every day is a potential cybersecurity threat to your company, your coworkers, and you.

Status Report, February 2016

Status Report, February 2016

You Deserve Better. Love, Semaphor - Your Secret Admirer

I know this may seem out of the blue, but I heard about you from some of the other Collaboration Tools...

What do ice-pick lobotomies, tobacco, and your data have in common?

Today, on Data Privacy Day, I can't help but wonder what we will think when we look back on this time in history....

Press Release: Semaphor to Give Team Collaboration Privacy

As teams rush onto the next wave of workplace collaboration, Semaphor delivers the industry's first Zero Knowledge, private collaboration to

Did you notice? The Internet shifted from files, folders, to timelines

We now work and collaborate faster when using timelines instead of files and folders.

Building Web Analytics at SpiderOak

As the person responsible, I wanted to take a moment to reveal some of the insights behind the technical decisions we made.

Policy Update: Enforcing Trials

As the company continues to grow and decides how to best serve our supporters, we decided to make some changes to our trial policy.

The Great AdWords Heist

Why we'll never use Google AdWords ever again.

Special Holiday Discount for SpiderOakers – 40% off Golden Frog’s VyprVPN

We’re proud to announce that our partner, Golden Frog, is offering SpiderOak customers an exclusive holiday special.

"Yeah, we ditched Google."

Why SpiderOak made a conscious decision to break up with Analytics

Press Release: Online Privacy Gets a Facelift

Own your social network and easy password management newest additions to privacy lineup from SpiderOak

A Digital Folder is an Illusion

The way we interact in the digital world is a replica of how we interact in the physical world, making us believe that...

Welcome, Wuala Users! Enjoy 10% OFF Yearly Plans

This handy guide will help you make the transition from Wuala to SpiderOak.

Privacy vs. Security: The Distinction You Need to Know

Privacy is going one step further by giving zero visibility into the lives of customers.

Status Report, August 2015

Status Report, August 2015

The Key to Privacy No One's Talking About

A password to your files is nothing if you don't hold the keys to your data.

Why Privacy Matters to All of Us

When Americans learned about the NSA mass surveillance program, only a fraction of online users took the necessary steps to...

How Does Zero Knowledge Protect My Privacy?

Companies around the world fail to make their customers’ privacy a major priority. In fact, the more information they can...

SpiderOak Upgrades Zero Knowledge Backup Solution and Closes Series A Round

Privacy solutions company SpiderOak today launched SpiderOakONE, the latest major release of its popular Zero Knowledge backup solution.

SpiderOak's Refer-a-Friend Program

Recently we've had some big changes are are excited for even more in the coming months. We are currently...

Privacy is a Knife

It’s the never-ending debate: Privacy v. Security. Our security officer talks about the recent Germanwings pilot who crashed...

Encryption is the 2nd Amendment for the Internet

Encryption is how privacy-conscious Internet users fight back and protect themselves online

Speaking of Taxes: Do You Own a Shredder?

While we're not alone, most people don't spend as much time thinking about privacy as we do.

SpiderOak Mobile App: Fun with Internationalization

As we release our mobile app with support for six languages - English (two dialects), French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish...

Happy World Backup Day: Why We Love Our Customers

As anyone who’s ever worked a customer service job will tell you, working with people is not always a joy. That’s why I feel so lucky that..

Prevent getting locked out of your account

There’s nothing worse than having faithfully backed up your files, then realizing you can’t actually access them when you need them. Do this

Increasing Transparency Alongside Privacy - 2014 Report

View the latest Transparency Report for all activity over our last calendar year. We are proud to stand behind out commitment in...

Status Report (February 11, 2015)

PGP Signature and Status Report for 2015...

Announcement: New SpiderOak Pricing for 2015

This is the first pricing change we've ever made since we started in 200). Now get more space for less money with these...