RSA Conference postponed to June
Organizers of the RSA Conference, one of the largest cybersecurity events of the year, announced on Wednesday that they are moving the February gathering to June due to health concerns.
In an email to attendees, organizers said that a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases made it difficult to hold an in-person event in the near-term. The RSA Conference was originally slated to be held the week of February 7—past events have attracted tens of thousands of cybersecurity professionals to San Francisco’s Moscone Center and the surrounding area.
“We’re extremely disappointed to share that we’re not able to gather in person this February, but we firmly believe that with the surge in COVID-19 cases around the world, this is the responsible step to take to ensure our community stays healthy and can focus on protecting our critical systems and businesses against ever-present cyberthreats,” said Linda Gray Martin, Vice President of the RSA Conference, in the email.
The conference will still be held in-person from June 6-9, and organizers said they will contact all registered attendees, speakers, event sponsors, exhibitors, and partners regarding the postponement. Health measures taken for this year’s conference included requiring COVID-19 proof of vaccination and mandating the use of face masks for all indoor activities.