One speaker bailing on a conference may not seem like a terribly important event, but there’s a lot behind this. Mikko Hypponen is a very important name in security and his choice to cancel his speech at the RSA event is a clear indication that RSA has lost the support of security professionals outside the U.S. Of course, the RSA should have lost the support of every company outside the U.S. If I were making purchasing decisions, I would absolutely avoid any software that depended on RSA products. Hell, I’d do it in the U.S., too. Compromised security is worse than no security, and any company that accepted cash to compromise their product will probably never be able to regain any real degree of trust.