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Dan Taylor

Head of Security
NHS Digital (Confirmed)

Dan Taylor leads NHS Digital's Data Security Centre (DSC) which is at the forefront of information and data security. Part of the DSCs role is to deliver secure by design applications and building awareness and understand of personal and cultural responsibilities to securing data. The DSCs Cyber Security Programme is delivering a number of projects to build cyber-security defence across the country; Dan and his team have brought into operation the CareCERT Intelligence service helping heath and care respond to potential threats as cyber security becomes ever more important in our current age of technology. Training programmes and guidance continue to be delivered with new services such as CareCERT React and Assure being offered to early adopters in September 2016. Dan has worked with NHS Digital and its forerunner operations since 2010 working at a national level delivering change through a number of nationwide programmes, having previously worked across the NHS in management and leadership roles since 2004.

  • Effectively managing risks in complex, changing work environments
  • Learning from the attacks of the past year and creating effective defences
  • Building protections into each stage of an institution’s digital transformation
  • Raising front-line awareness of the importance of privacy and careful data sharing
  • Renewing trust in digital platforms amongst both service users and providers