Our team



Dr. Charles Weir, Project Lead


Charles Weir manages this site and the Developer Security Essentials products. He has thirty years of experience as programmer, software architect, design consultant, and company MD. Currently he is researching at Security Lancaster how to improve the security skills of software development teams.



Dr. Ingolf Becker, Researcher and Consultant


Ingolf Becker helps to develop, evaluate and deliver the Developer Security Essentials package. He is a Lecturer at UCL in cybersecurity, researching user-centred organisational security and privacy. 

Jack Knight, Illustrator


Jack Knight created this site's delightful video explaining software security. He is a professional illustrator based in Lancaster, specialising in cartoons and images for businesses and individuals.

Rozzie Aglionby, Website Designer


Rozzie specialises in graphic design and journalism. She redesigned this website, and has rewritten much of the content to be accessible in small blog post articles. 

Other contributors

Security Lancaster, Institute


Security Lancaster provided research funding to Dr. Weir, and an 'Impact' grant to pay for illustrations and enhancements to this site.

Innovation UK's CyberASAP:

Development of the Developer Security Essentials proposition was done within the excellent CyberASAP Year 4 training project. CyberASAP is funded by the UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in partnership with Innovate UK and KTN.