Cyber Works

Welcome to the Cyber Works

Cyber Works offers a range of impactful and innovative opportunities for knowledge exchange between businesses and the Cyber Security Research Centre (CSRC)

  • Cyber Foundry

    The Cyber Foundry offers a range of impactful and innovative opportunities for knowledge exchange between businesses, and security and protection sciences at Lancaster University.

  • Centre for Digital Innovation

    The CDI project is supporting SMEs in the region to develop their security capabilities and to prepare for a digital future.

  • Cyber Fundamentals Blackburn

    Protect your Blackburn based business and improve your cyber skills through our fully funded Cyber Fundamentals workshop, delivered by Lancaster University.

  • Digital Innovation Security Hub

    The Digital Security Hub (DiSH) is an innovative and collaborative ecosystem based in the heart of Manchester.

  • Beyond Cyber Security

    Join some of Britain's top computing experts as they show companies the benefits of proper web practice, and de-mystify cyber security by inviting businesses from across the country to attend a series of free talks to learn how they can boost profits through cyber security.

  • Knowledge Exchange Partnerships

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme which has been helping businesses for over 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity by connecting them to the UK’s rich academic resources.

  • Internships and Student Projects

    The benefits to completing an internship or placement year are endless. They provide invaluable insights into roles and industries, help you to gain transferable skills and make job applications stand out to employers.

  • Articles & Resources

    A series of articles and other related resources along the theme of cyber security and cyber innovation. Written in mind for a general non-technical audience.

  • Cyber Awareness

    Cyber surrounds every aspect of business and is important in every sector, but how can you get involved?

  • Secure Digitalisation

    Supporting organisations to defend, innovate and grow their business through fully funded Cyber Foundry project.

  • Past Projects

    Explore our showcased collection of past initiatives and projects aimed at enhancing cyber security across the North West.

North West Cyber Corridor - Impact Study 2023

The North West has approximately 300 unique cyber security companies, making it one of the UK’s leading regions in cyber. There is strong complementarity between the region’s cyber capabilities and other sectors, including aerospace and defence, energy and nuclear, finance, and professional services, and manufacturing. This research report provides an evidence base and a call to action to support growth in the North West, through building on its existing strategic advantages and maximising opportunities in cyber security and digital.

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What is the Cyber Works?

Cyber Works enables effective, impactful and innovative opportunities for knowledge exchange between businesses and the Cyber Security Research Centre (CSRC), based within the School of Computing and Communication, here at Lancaster University.

Cyber Works helps to link business to our rich vibrant community of multidisciplinary researchers and we provide a range of options and avenues of support. Through exchanging knowledge, building key partnerships and using research, we help companies to defend, innovate and grow.

The CSRC holds national and international acclaim, and we are recognised by the government's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as an Accredited Centre for Excellence. We have a team passionate about driving the development of solutions to meet the challenges that companies need to embrace and exploit the potential of digital technologies, safely and securely.


  • To support companies to defend, innovate and grow through embracing and adopting secure digitalisation, helping them to employ core principles of Cyber Security as a growth enabler, not just as a security function.
  • To provide responsive, outstanding engagement and support to engage with, contribute to and operationalise world-class research

Access to success

Our engagement team will work with you to find solutions, link you to academic research and the right person/team and provide outstanding end-to-end support and guidance.