Copper Horse CEO David Rogers Receives MBE from the Queen at Windsor Castle

Mr. David Rogers is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. This picture is not for use after 25 December 2019, without Buckingham Palace approval. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday October 25, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Investitures. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

David Rogers, Copper Horse’s CEO was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Cyber Security by Her Majesty the Queen on Friday the 25th of October 2019. The investiture took place at Windsor Castle.

After the ceremony, David said “It was a delight and honour to meet Her Majesty the Queen. I have accepted this award on behalf of everyone involved with securing connected products in the ‘Internet of Things’ and working to protecting people from online harms. This includes the security research and hacking community, government departments and academia. There is some truly great work going on and there are some fantastic, passionate individuals working on this all across the world.”

More details on David’s work can be found here. Copper Horse provides IoT security consultancy and engineering expertise worldwide from its home in Windsor, UK.

David Rogers awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 for services to cyber security

London – Saturday 8th June 2019: Copper Horse, a mobile and IoT security company, today announced that its CEO David Rogers, has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to cyber security, in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.

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 & 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 Rogers, CEO at Copper Horse 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.”

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About Copper Horse

Copper Horse is based in Windsor, UK and was established in 2011 by mobile security expert David Rogers. The company primarily focuses on mobile and IoT security topics. With a range of world-renowned experts on hand, Copper Horse works on interesting and challenging security and software projects. The company provides consultancy, development and training for subjects ranging from mobile devices and networks, to the connected home. More information can be found at:

Meet the Copper Horse Drones


Copper Horse Solutions’ Lead Developer, Mark Neve introduces some of our recent acquisitions…


Here at Copper Horse we’ve recently been taking to the sky with our mini-fleet of quadcopter drones.  Although we have some really cool projects simmering away which we can’t talk about just yet, we think this would be a good time to introduce our quads.


The first copter we purchased was the Hubsan X4 which cost around £40 from the high street.  This quad was primarily used for flight practise before we graduated to bigger and better equipment.  It’s a very robust piece of kit, having had a few crashes and going through a few sets of propellers.  I actually bought prop guards, as it’s very easy to damage the propellers when flying into objects around the house.  I did find the quad much easier to fly in advanced mode.  We’ve called this one Magneto, as it seems strangely magnetised to objects in my house, or could that be my piloting skills?


Nickname Magneto
Gyro 6 axis
Size 60 x 60 x 22mm
Flight time at least 8 minutes
Charging time Around 30 minutes
Battery 3.7 v 240 mAh LiPo battery


We were given the Cheerson CX-10 as a gift for attending the excellent dronesforgood event, which was put on by the awesome guys over at Lab.  The CX-10 was the world’s smallest quadcopter when we got it.  For such a small device, the handling is very good.  Even our CEO was making it do flips in no time.  We’ve nicknamed this one Wolverine – even though it’s a little small, it sure as claws.  Here are the specs:


Nickname Wolverine
Gyro 6 axis
Size 40 x 40 x 22mm
Flight time about 5-8 minutes
Charging time 30 minutes
Battery 3.7V 100mah


Our most recent purchase is the impressive DJI Phantom 2 Vision.  Boasting a 1080p camera with first person view on your mobile phone.  The quad flight is very smooth and the inbuilt GPS triangulation is able to keep the quad hovering within’ a 2.5m area.  As this is our first quad with a fitted camera, the name Cyclops seemed fitting.

Phantom 2 Vision 2

Nickname Cyclops
Size 37.1 x 21.1 x 33.5 cm
Flight time Up to 25 minutes
Charging time 2 hours
Battery 5200mAh LiPo
Camera HD Video Recording (1080/p30 or 1080/60i) with 14 Megapixel stills.


Just to demonstrate the size difference between the Hubsan and the Phantom, here’s a picture of the Hubsan taking a ride on the Phantom




Would any quad blog be complete without a crash video? It has been suggested to me that it was more of a bumpy landing, but I’ll leave you to judge for yourself –



Copper Horse Mobile Security Dinner – Mobile World Congress 2014

Another year and we’re back again. This year’s Copper Horse security dinner will take place as usual at a secret location in Barcelona on the 23rd of February. With some of the world’s leading minds in mobile security present, it’s the hottest ticket for Sunday night. Contact us if you’d like to attend, there’s a limited number of places. As always, we split the bill at the end.


This is far too early for the dinner and in the wrong location…