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Lou's opinion, worth what you pay for it.
I am a little paranoid, I have helped clients recover from ransomeware 3 times.
If you use someone's VPN service that connects via their servers in the cloud (most offerings that do tunnel over port 80), you run the risk of them being compromised more so than them compromising your stuff. Some of those services are hosted on AWS. In fact, most of the surveillance cameras and NVR's (mostly Chinese), that I have seen, host their remote connections on AWS servers.
I don't know anything about your NAS. I use the openVPN server built into my Asus router. It is connected to the internet via a static public IP address, so it is available on the Internet by IP and my DNS server. The only system connected to that router is a Windows system controlling my surveillance cameras. This is separate from my business LAN. The Asus router creates the ovpn file but the client software comes from elsewhere (a small risk, but a risk). Try to log into that server with the wrong credentials 3 times and you are locked out. The only port open on that system is the Blue Iris web server port.
I do use SSL VPNs to connect to a couple of client's routers that also have static, public, IP addresses. My LAN is connected to a router that has a hardware SSL VPN server. I can connect using Microsoft's client program or a proprietary one. I do not expose any financial information in any of the devices (including 2 NAS devices) on the LANs. To maintain PCI compliance, no business financial data (eg: CC #) is available on the LAN.

So, management 5th amendment: "it all depends". Depends on how much risk you want to take, and the value of the information you are using someone else's service to protect.
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.

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