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North Hollywood High wins national cyber-security competition

Accoding to LA Times, a team of tech-savvy students from North Hollywood High clinched the national championship this past weekend in Maryland at the CyberPatriot VI competition, which tests their cyber-security knowledge.

Composed of 11th-graders, Team Azure — Henry Birge-Lee, Isaac Kim, Jacob King, Issac Kim and Travis Raser — beat out 11 other teams in the competition Friday in National Harbor, Md.

Members from North Hollywood High's Team Azure pose moments after winning the Open Division national championship at the CyberPatriot VI competition in National Harbor, Md.

The win marks a first for the high school and Los Angeles Unified School District. Team “Cyber Knights” of Beach Cities Cadet Squadron 107 in San Pedro snagged first in the middle school division.

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President Obama is urging Xi Jinping to stop cyberattacks to steal trade secrets and allow foreign companies to compete equally.
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President Obama is Urging China to Stop Cyberattacks to Steal Trade Secrets and Allow Foreign Companies to Compete Equally

China must create “a playing field where competition policy promotes the welfare of consumers and doesn’t benefit just one set of companies over another,” Obama said during remarks Monday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

“We look to China to become an innovative economy that values the protection of intellectual property rights, and rejects cyber theft of trade secrets for commercial gain,” he added.

The two countries have clashed repeatedly over cyberattacks this past year.

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