An MBE for Copper Horse’s CEO
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:
David Rogers, CEO of Copper Horse

David Rogers, CEO of Copper Horse (a mobile and IoT security company) and the author of the UK’s Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his services to cyber security, in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.

Published in October 2018, the Code provides guidance, for all parties involved in the development, manufacturing and retail of consumer Internet of Things (IoT). It was developed as part of the Secure by Design initiative.

Rogers has worked closely with UK Government departments including the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), as well as manufacturers, industry associations and the security research community to create the Code.

He chairs the mobile industry’s GSMA Fraud and Security Group and sits on the Executive Board of the IoT Security Foundation. He teaches part-time at two universities, lecturing on Mobile System Security at the University of Oxford and as a visiting professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at York St John University.

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Rogers said: “There are many talented and passionate individuals involved in cyber security around the globe. From the security researcher community – the hackers of the world – to those in government departments, academia and my own company, Copper Horse. Much of this work goes unsung, yet it doesn’t go unnoticed. All these people are collectively working to highlight insecurity and trying to improve technology around IoT. By helping to secure future products and services, they are protecting the wider public, allowing consumers to reap all the benefits the Internet of Things can bring to their daily lives.

“My role in securing technology is only a tiny part of that overall effort. I am delighted and honoured to be awarded this MBE for services to cyber security.”

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