Source: Business Insider
Verizon has become the third major company to pull out of the RSA Conference, one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year, over coronavirus concerns. AT&T left the trade show on Thursday and IBM pulled out last Friday – 14 sponsors and exhibitors have now withdrawn. The Mayor of San Francisco – which has no confirmed cases – issued a statement urging conference-goers to “set an example to prevent fear, rumors, and misinformation.” Telecom giants’ pullout of cybersecurity trade show follows the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress conference over virus fears. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Verizon pulled out of the RSA Conference on Friday, joining competitor AT&T and IBM as large sponsors with coronavirus concerns abandon the cybersecurity trade show that was expected to draw more than 40,000 to San Francisco next week. “We learned today that Verizon has decided to no longer participate in RSA Conference 2020 as a Gold Sponsor,” RSA said on a website it has created to provide coronavirus updates.