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9th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo

When: November 11, 2014 - November 12, 2014
Where: Westin Houston Memorial City
Houston, Texas

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Protecting America's Energy through Cybersecurity

Don't miss the 9th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo, November 11-12, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Cybersecurity is critical to the infrastructure of the oil and natural gas industry. Sophisticated attacks have redefined the security reality for the energy sector, and oil and gas security professionals must come together to learn and network with industry experts. The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry. This conference is organized by API to provide an opportunity to network with cybersecurity professionals, and to candidly share ideas and to discuss the challenges facing the industry. These sessions, essential to cybersecurity, are chosen and presented by recognized experts in the field.

8th Cybersecurity Conference

The energy industry is under attack. 

Learn how to fight back. Data from a 2012 Mandiant survey show that the energy industry, including oil and natural gas, is ranked 2nd highest of all industries most likely to suffer a cyber attack.

And it’s not just intellectual property hacks either. It’s ALL cyber incidents from ALL sources.

Join us at the 9th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo and discover methods for thwarting the bad guys, what the scene looks like over the horizon and how the latest technologies can help you counter cyber espionage, address cyber warfare, and make your cyber efforts secure.

Data courtesy of Mandiant


The 2014 Program will include over 60 presentations in 3 tracks, including:

  • State of Oil & Natural Gas Industry Threats
  • Emerging Cyber Threats in the Oil & Natural Gas Industry
  • CIO Panel Discussion
  • Big Data & Security Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Espionage
  • Cyber Warfare & Cyberspace Rules of Engagement
  • Advanced Persistent Threats / Next Generation / Advanced Evasive Techniques
  • Critical Infrastructure & Operational Technology Security
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence & Information Sharing
  • Oil & Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ONG-ISAC)
  • Legislative / Regulatory Activities
  • Data Privacy
  • Application Security
  • Information Protection Technologies / DRM / DLP
  • Incident Response Management
  • Information Protection Programs & Risk Management
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Endpoint Security
  • Bring-Your-Own-Device
  • Social Engineering - Panel Discussion
  • Insider Threat
  • CISO Panel Discussion

API is pleased to announce that John M. (Mike) McConnell, Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Executive Advisor and former Director of National Intelligence will deliver the opening keynote on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. His address will set the tone for our conference discussing not only the evolving threats that are targeting the energy industry, but also innovations that can help oil and gas companies survive and thrive in the face of complex challenges. While the attack surface is immense for oil and gas operations, new insights and approaches can help the industry better prevent and respond to cyber threats.

Celebrating our 9th year, the conference is expected to host more than 500 cybersecurity experts from the oil and gas industry, creating the opportunity to learn about the latest developments, share insights, and network with other cybersecurity professionals. This is the only conference designed specifically for oil & gas professionals, brought to you by API. API is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API's more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation's energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 20 million Americans.

A separate exhibition area will host companies from the cybersecurity industry.

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Management 
  • IT Security Professionals
  • Operational Technology/PCS/ICS/SCADA Professionals 
  • System Administrators 
  • Database Administrators 
  • Data Privacy Specialists 
  • Application Support Personnel 
  • Legal 
  • Human Resources Professionals 
  • Operational Technology Auditors 
  • Compliance Officers 
  • Corporate Security Professionals 
  • Anyone interested in learning about state of the art security practices and their practical implementation as well as securing their enterprise and its core processes.

Preliminary Program

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On Monday, November 10th an optional ICS training workshop sponsored by Deloitte & Touche will be offered 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This workshop is free to conference attendees that work for petroleum owner/operator companies. Additional information and registration will be available here.

On Monday, November 10th a vendor neutral Cyber Readiness Challenge ("Hackathon") sponsored by Symantec will be offered 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. This event is presented by Symantec. This event is free to all conference attendees that work for petroleum owner/operator companies. Additional information and registration will be available here.

Registration Information

Register Online Online Registration is now Closed. Onsite Registration will be available. Please visit the Registration Desk on the 4th floor of the Westin Houston Memorial City 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

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Note: API does not offer an "Exhibits Only" registration or "one day" registration for any of our conferences. We strictly enforce this to protect both the attendee and exhibitor experience.

Connect with Conference Attendees

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After you register, connect with conference attendees, or invite others in your online networks to attend the conference. Follow "API_ITSecurity" on Twitter, or join the conversation at #APICybersecurity.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

2014 Conference Endorsers, Sponsors, and Exhibitors List 

Information Page for Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to support the 9th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo by adding a button ad to their website or signature file. More information, as well as the button, is available here.

Hotel Information

API has arranged a discount room block at the Westin Houston Memorial City for $209/night Single/Double.

API kindly requests that you make a hotel reservation only for the exact number of rooms you guarantee you will be filling; in past years some companies have reserved several rooms only to cancel them at the last minute, leaving many of our attendees unable to stay at the conference hotel. API is contractually obligated to fill a certain number of room nights. For 2014 we are requiring a separate credit card for each reservation. Thank you for your cooperation.

Call 281-501-4300 or make your reservation online here. Be sure to mention the "API Cybersecurity Conference" to qualify for this discount rate. This rate is available 3 days before and until 3 days after the meeting. The cut-off date for making reservations is Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM, CT. After this date hotel reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. Making your reservation in the API room block enables API to fulfill our contract with the hotel and helps to ensure that the conference is a success.

The address for the Westin Houston Memorial City is 945 Gessner Road, Houston, Texas. An online map is available here. A map of parking options is available here.

  • Valet: $13/day
  • Self-Park: By the hour - Max: $12/day


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