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Cyber Security Research Centre


Welcome to the Cybersecurity Research Centre (CSRC) here at Lancaster University. The CSRC is internationally renowned for interdisciplinary cyber security that places individuals at the heart of security decision-making. We are a rich vibrant community of multidisciplinary researchers passionate about driving the development of solutions to the challenges of modern digital life. For well over a decade, the CSRC has tackled the complexities of cybersecurity research, encompassing both human and technological aspects within socio-technical systems.

Our focus on socio-technical systems research enables us to take a broader view of where the cyber security challenges are and where the solutions may be found. We have great strength in applied and practical research and we often tell people that we like to ‘build what we study, and study what we build’. By working with the most innovative organisations we are able to help organisations to grow, adapt and protect themselves, increasing prosperity for all. We want to work with you to help keep our global society safe.

Professor Nicholas Race

Director of the Cyber Security Research Centre

Professor Nicholas Race

Our Research Principles

Our principles are built on four pillars, developed through reflection on our own practices and engagement with our partners. This unique blend of interdisciplinary, grounded and impactful research has made Lancaster a beacon of cyber security excellence in the UK landscape leading to a range of innovative research programmes – establishing Lancaster as a leading international centre in cyber security research.


What We Do

  • Research

    The research of the CSRC is focused around four themes: Cyber Security Behaviours, Cyber Security Analytics, Software and Systems Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security.

  • Multi-Disciplinary

    We are one of the few multidisciplinary centres to tackle human and technological cyber security challenges in socio-technical systems by integrating computer science researchers with expertise from social and behavioural sciences.

  • Working with Industry

    We pride ourselves on developing sustainable relationships with industry. In particular, we have been recognised by government and received national awards for our engagement with small and medium enterprises.

  • Facilities

    We have cutting-edge facilities to develop and test new products and processes for the global marketplace, our business partnerships and engagement team can help you access a wide range of facilities. All our facilities are supported by teams of experienced technicians.

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