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)

  • Secure Digitalisation

    Supporting organisations to defend, innovate and grow their business through fully funded programmes such as the Lancashire and Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry.

  • 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.

  • Zero-Day Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship skills development programme exclusively for MSc Cyber Security students at Lancaster University, helping to enable future Cyber Innovation.

  • 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 Works Projects

Cyber Works is currently offering a range of practical projects delivering knowledge exchange and business support across the nation. 

  • Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry

    Supporting organisations to defend, innovate and grow their business throughout the recently crowned "Cyberopolis" that is the Greater Manchester region. Quickly becoming the nation's leading place for digital business.

  • University Enterprise Zone

    A new ‘University Enterprise Zone’ for Lancaster which will drive economic growth, create jobs and help businesses develop innovative new products and services.

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.

Meet the Team

The Cyber Works has a core team of specialists working behind the scenes to deliver various support activities.