We asked you to tell us how you would apply your knowledge of cyber security and technology to help us meet our mission.
We received many excellent entries with lots of original and creative ideas, well done to all who entered.
Congratulations to the following who have all secured an internship at the Bank of England.
Basma Khan, Michael Upham, Basim Khajwal, Kuba Ziarno, Matthew Bullock and Jamie Stirling won with their idea to use deep learning within the Bank of England to improve cyber security, using a recurrent neural network.
Our runners up were Chao Ouyang and Milun Nair who detailed how they’d create a set of AI systems that constantly break each other down, therefore reforming the security of the system and preventing breaches.
And Mohammed Saleh also took a runners up prize for his idea which emphasised the importance of diverse teams and how they can better solve problems such as those faced when considering cyber security issues.
The competition will be run again later in 2018 so keep an eye out on our social media channels for information on the topic and how to enter.
Taking in to account what the Bank has done in recent years, and with the ever-advancing changes in technology, we want you to tell us how you would apply your knowledge of cyber security and technology to help us meet our mission. Think big. Be creative. And showcase the skills you could bring to our technology teams.
The chance to contribute to society and make it better for everyone is a large part of what makes a role with us so rewarding. So, we’ll be looking for ideas that make a positive difference to society.
Whether you’re studying at uni, sixth form, college or equivalent, if you’re aged 16+ you could win a paid internship at the Bank of England, during which you will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of cyber security.
A four to six week paid summer internship at our Threadneedle Street office, during which you’ll work closely with our technology and cyber security teams.
Before the internship begins, you will get an exclusive invitation to visit the Bank, where you’ll meet some of the key people in our Technology team.
Please refer to Full terms & conditions for more information.
Show off your technical knowledge (no matter how great or small) and prove that you’re a problem-solver who can communicate ideas in a clear and interesting way.
Challenge our assumptions and show us fresh angles and perspectives. You’ll also need to demonstrate an awareness of the wider impact of your idea, and any associated risks.
You don’t need to be an expert in cyber security – it’s creativity and original ideas that count.
We’ll assess your entry on your creativity and originality, and we’ll be looking for you to demonstrate: