Realpolitik Cancels Huang Presentation at Black Hat 2010

By Andrew Ivey | Presentations

Jul 16
Wayne Huang of Armorize Inc.

Wayne Huang of Armorize Inc

A canceled presentation has probably made more  noise than had it been allowed to go ahead.

The canceled presentation was one that was to be given by Wayne Huang, the founder and chief technology officer of application security vendor Armorize Technologies Inc.

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Mr Huang was due to present at the Black hat 2010 show next week in Las Vegas. His presentation, “The Chinese Cyber Army: An Archaeological Study from 2001 to 2010” was due to show government-backed cyberespionage and commercial espionage in China.

The official line is that the company canceled the presentation by Mr Huang and one of his colleagues when it realised that revealing sensitive information might jeopardise the commercial relationship with one of its biggest clients–the Taiwan Government. No-one outlined the sensitive information, but we are left to guess that Taipei’s relationship with Beijing would have been compromised if the Huang presentation had gone ahead.

Who needs black hat techniques when realpolitik works like this?

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The Principal Trainer at training business Time to Market. Based in Oxford, I run presentation and public speaking training courses, coaching sessions and seminars throughout the UK. Andrew Ivey on Google+

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