Are you up to the cybersecurity challenge?

Are you up to the cybersecurity challenge?

The Bank of England (BoE) has unleashed a cybersecurity challenge for the young at heart as it seeks to maintain monetary and financial stability.

It cites recent cyberattacks on high-profile systems and organisations such as the Bank of Bangladesh as something to be wary of. To that end, it’s calling for people to: “Think big. Be creative. And showcase the skills you could bring to our technology teams.”

The bank explains: “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 cybersecurity.”

Applicants are invited to tell BoE what they think its primary concerns would be; strategy and approach in a nutshell; a practical example; the idea; and how to implement it.

Other stuff it requires include how to overcome any technical and practical difficulties; and resources to get up and running.

The prize is a four to six week paid summer internship at its Threadneedle Street office in London, and the chance to work with its technology and cybersecurity teams.

You can get more details and apply here.