Alex Harris

Head of NHS and Social Care Cyber Risk

Alex Harris is Cyber Security Assurance Policy Lead at NHSX, where he is responsible for raising cyber security standards across the health and care sector, including overall policy oversight of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT).

Over the last two years, most of his focus has been on data and cyber security in the adult social care sector, including on predecessors to the Better Security, Better Care programme.

Prior to joining NHSX, Alex worked in cyber security in the Department for Education, focusing on securing digital services for teachers and pupils, and has served as an expert panellist for international cyber security standards.