China Cyber-army Talk Pulled from Black Hat
A presentation on the "Chinese Cyber-army" that delved into China's cyberspace activities between 2001 and 2010 has been yanked off the agenda of the upcoming Black Hat security conference. The talk was canceled by Armorize Technologies after concerns were raised by the Taiwanese government over its content.A presentation on Chinese state-sponsored hacking has been pulled from the Black Hat security conference due to pressure from the Taiwanese government. The talk, titled "The Chinese Cyber Army: An Archaeological Study from 2001 to 2010," was to be held by Wayne Huang, CTO of Web application security firm Armorize Technologies. Advertised by Black Hat as "a study of Cyber Army based on incidences, forensics, and investigation data since 2001," Huang was planning to reconstruct "the face of Cyber Army (CA)" and their techniques.
However, with the conference less than two weeks away, officials with the Taiwanese government felt the presentation was no longer appropriate due to the sensitive nature of its content and Taiwan's improved relations with China, explained Armorize CEO Caleb Sima.