Quite possibly. It's no surprise that a VPN connection to an overseas VPN endpoint is somewhat slower than direct internet access via their domestic ISP.
I got a little lost in all the talk of being a high profile target for criminals. law enforcement and spooks etc. Hence my question about who cerberus2 thinks the adversary is.
End of the day, if cerberus2 has something of enough value (financial / knowledge / influence) and the adversary has the resources and will - well cerberus2 is going to be awoken at gun point one night and made to hand whatever it is over.
On the other hand the concern may be about being monitored over time.
Very different problems that would require very different solutions (or in many cases attempted mitigation).
GCHQ probes modified my post as I submitted it causing several words to be omitted.
Edited by GeeTee (Mon 25-Feb-13 01:02:10)