Cyber security expert awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019
Published: 11 June 2019
Copper Horse, a mobile and IoT security company, has announced that its CEO David Rogers has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to cyber security.
David is the author of the UK’s Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. Published in October 2018 it provides invaluable guidance, for all parties involved in the development, manufacturing and retail of consumer Internet of Things (IoT). The Code was developed as part of the Secure by Design initiative, which was developed in response to the increasing importance of cyber security in the home brought about by the exponential growth of technologies related to the IoT.
David 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 leading manufacturers, industry associations and the security research community to create the Code.
In addition to his work on the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security, David 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.
Over the course of his career David has been central to the development and execution of industry-level efforts to reduce handset theft, pioneered hardware security recommendations for mobile devices and software update security, as well as introducing vulnerability disclosure to the mobile and IoT industries.
David explained: “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.”