Computer Security Conference Loses Speakers over NSA Scandal

Company accused of taking money from agency to create backdoor for government to use


A NUMBER of high profile computer security experts have distanced themselves from RSA Security and will no longer speak at its annual conference.

ACLU advocate and privacy campaigner Christopher Soghoian is one of the latest to line up and remove himself from the event, and he made his announcement on Twitter on Tuesday.

Others have also vacated slots at the RSA Security conference, including Josh Thomas of Atredis, Alex Fowler, Mozilla's Global Privacy and Public Policy leader, and Marcia Hoffman a privacy lawyer with ties to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.