Verizon drops out of RSA cybersecurity event over coronavirus fears, following AT&T and IBM

Verizon drops out of RSA cybersecurity event over coronavirus fears, following AT&T and IBM

It would seem that the corporate sponsors of the RSA security conference are no match for IRL viruses. 

Conference organizers announced Friday that Verizon has joined the growing ranks of companies bailing on the annual San Francisco cybersecurity event, which is slated to begin on Feb. 24. Following IBM and AT&T, Verizon is the latest company to pull out at the last minute, and, according to the RSA, the blame lies on the coronavirus — officially dubbed COVID-19. 

“We learned today that Verizon has decided to no longer participate in RSA Conference 2020 as a Gold Sponsor,” reads the statement. “We understand and respect their decision.”  Read more…

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