IBM has announced that it is withdrawing from the RSA cybersecurity conference owing to coronavirus-related concerns. The event will continue to proceed as scheduled despite IBM withdrawing its participation. It is scheduled to take place from February 24–28 in San Francisco.
The total number of exhibitors, including IBM, who have canceled their participation as a sponsor or exhibitor is eight. More than 80 percent of registered attendees and exhibiting organizations at the RSA Conference are from the U.S. The coronavirus outbreak has canceled several events including Facebook’s global marketing summit scheduled for next month in San Francisco. The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona was also canceled on coronavirus fears.