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10th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo

Online Registration is Closed

Open for Registration Details

Registration Deadline: Nov 04, 2015

Onsite registration will be available on the 4th floor of the Westin Houston Memorial City. The registration desk will be open at 7:00 am daily November 9-11, 2015.

Registration Fees (in US dollars)

By October 1, 2015 After October 1, 2015
API Member $495 $595
Non Member $695 $795
Government/Academic  $495  $495 
 Hackathon Workshop Only
Note: Admission to this workshop is free when you register for the full conference
$195 $195

Cancellation, Refunds, and Substitutions

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Cancellation Fee: Less $100 of your registration fee.

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Nov 10, 2015 - Nov 11, 2015

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Protecting America's Energy Through Cybersecurity


The energy industry is under attack.

Learn how to fight back. Data from a 2012 Mandiant survey shows 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 10th 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.  

Cybersecurity is critical to the infrastructure of the oil and natural gas industry. The energy industry, including oil and natural gas, is ranked 2nd highest of all industries most likely to suffer a cyber attack. This conference is organized by API to provide an opportunity to network with cybersecurity professionals, and to candidly discuss challenges and share solutions. These sessions, essential to cybersecurity, are chosen and presented by recognized experts in the field.

Data courtesy of Mandiant 

Keynote Speakers

Adrian Fulcher
Head of Global Threat Assessments
Statoil ASA

Previously a member of the team appointed by the Statoil Board to investigate the In Amenas terrorist attack – and drawing on 30 years of foreign service experience with the British government, in a range of foreign policy, security and intelligence roles – Adrian Fulcher will present the perspective of a global oil and natural gas company in addressing the growing importance of cybersecurity.

Rohyt Belani
CEO and Co-founder

Mr. Belani leads PhishMe, a venture-backed company focused on combating advanced threats and cybercrime. He will deliver the keynote “Cybersecurity: Why are we Failing?”

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Explore the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity

  • Over 60 presentations in 3 tracks
  • 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

Industrial Control Systems Workshop

Sponsored By

alpineKingston Systems

This hands-on workshop will introduce tools and techniques used to identify vulnerabilities and exploits specific to the ICS environment. Attendees of this workshop will learn how to safely use IT and ICS security assessment tools in a SCADA or DCS environment. 

The workshop topics include:

  • How to safely scan and exploit a production ICS
  • Customizing Nessus and Nmap for use in ICS
  • Quick and dirty fuzz testing of ICS protocol ports
  • Demonstrating insecure by design PLC's and protocols
  • ICS protocol packet capture and what to do with it
  • Additional custom ICS tools that you can develop

Admission to this event is limited to attendees that work for petroleum owner/operator companies. Admission is free for conference attendees. Attending the workshop only is $195.

Hardware Requirements:
  • A functional laptop (no Netbooks, no Tablets, no iPads) 
  • Intel Core 2 Duo x86/x64 hardware (or superior) 
  • 4GB RAM required, 8GB RAM preferred
  • Wireless network card 
  • 40 GB minimum free disk space
  • Working USB port 
Software Requirements:
  • Windows / Linux
  • VMWare Player 6 or later / VMWare Workstation 10 or later

Workshop Schedule

November 9, 2015

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM  Registration 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Industrial Control Systems Workshop 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  


Sponsored by


The Hackathon is an immersive, interactive “capture the flag” competition that models scenarios after the current threat landscape using realistic, virtualized IT infrastructure. Designed for many levels of technical skill and experience it puts participants in the hacker's shoes to understand their targets, technology and thought processes so they can ultimately better protect their organization and themselves. Participants will have the opportunity to test, practice and develop their security skills within a unique and real world inspired environment. 

While participating in this event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Sharpen skills such as forensics, ethical hacking and more
  • Expand your awareness of targets and threats
  • Learn and try new techniques and tools
  • Compete against your peers for prizes and bragging rights

Admission to this event is limited to attendees that work for petroleum owner/operator companies. Admission is free for conference attendees. Attending the workshop only is $195.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Laptop (preferably with WIFI, there will be LAN available for those who need it) and charger
  • Pen testing software/tools of your preference
  • It may be beneficial to have a locally hosted web server for your own use

Workshop Schedule

November 9, 2015

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Registration 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hackathon

PDF Icon Sponsor and Exhibitor Application and Agreement 

The main exhibit area is sold out. Please email registrar@api.org to be put on the wait list.

PDF Icon Exhibitor Floorplan

Exhibitor Registration

The registration fee is $395. To be eligible for this rate, the additional Sponsor/Exhibitor must be a direct employee of exhibiting or sponsoring company. API will request proof (i.e. business card) of direct employment and ID at the conference registration desk. This fee includes full conference registration, including admission to all conference sessions, exhibit area, and receptions.   

Deadline for registering your additional staff: 5:00 PM EST, November 4th. After this date additional exhibitors must register onsite. Please identify your exhibit staff early! 

Exhibitor Schedule at a Glance

November 9, 2015

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Services Open
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up

November 10, 2015

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Services Open 
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Expo Open

November 11, 2015

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Services Open 
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Expo Open
4:30 PM -  5:30 PM Closing Reception
Optional to Exhibit (Booths 1-16 and 40-46 only)

Exhibit Booth Information

Each exhibitor will be provided a draped 8’ x 6’ exhibit booth (48 square feet). Do not ship your 10' display - it will not fit! Each booth has a 6' x 2.5' draped table that can be removed. Each booth includes two chairs and a garbage can. A company sign will be provided above your booth. One electrical outlet will be provided at no charge, as well as complimentary WiFi. Note: Set up outside of the set up times listed above is strictly forbidden. No exhibitor badges or materials will be distributed outside of these times. 

Audio Visual/Internet Connections 

Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own AV. Electricity will be provided to all exhibitors, as well as free WiFi. 

To order additional AV services from the hotel, please contact: PSAV Event Technology Westin Houston Memorial City. Phone: 281-501-4334 Order must be placed with PSAV by Friday, October 30th. Please note WiFi will be provided to all attendees and exhibitors via the WiFi Sponsor. A password will be provided at the Registration Desk.

PDF Icon A/V order form

Conference App

There are no lead retrieval services provided at this event, although the free conference app will have a QR code reader that will read and import the contact information from the QR code printed on the attendees badges. This is free!

The API Cybersecurity Conference mobile app will be available soon to download to your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

Once Installed, you'll have instant access to awesome features, like: 
  • The full event schedule
  • The conference attendee list
  • Detailed info about speakers, moderators, and sponsors
  • The exhibitor list
  • Attendee Messaging
  • Social Sharing using #APICybersecurity
  • A QR Scanner to read attendee badges

Exhibitor Regulations

  • All booth activities must take place within the confines of the assigned booth space.
  • Booth activities deemed too disruptive may be discontinued at Show Management's discretion.
  • All promotional activities and distribution of literature must take place within the confines of the assigned booth. Distribution outside of the confines of the booth, including all API and Caesars Palace public areas is strictly prohibited
  • If a booth noise level is particularly disturbing or disruptive, Show Management will direct that the noise be turned down.
  • All speakers must face inward and not out towards the aisles or neighboring Exhibits. Exhibitors found in non-compliance, will be required to modify the direction of the speakers to a more suitable position.
  • No element can impede the aisles; All demonstrations must take place within the confines of the assigned booth space.
  • A maximum height of eight feet is allowed only in the rear half of the booth space, with a four foot height restriction on all materials (product or equipment) in the front half of the booth.
  • All booths should be designed in such a way so as to eliminate line of sight obstructions from one exhibit to the next.
  • Delivery or removal of any portion of an exhibit will not be permitted during exhibit hours.

Shipping Information

Hotel Mailing Address for Shipping Exhibit Materials: 

Attn: Company Name - Booth #___ 

C/O Cynthia Ramirez

Westin Houston Memorial City 

945 Gessner Road 

Houston, TX 77024 

Phone: 281-501-4300 

Note: Items should not arrive prior to November 4, 2015. The hotel will deliver all exhibitor boxes, displays, and materials to "Cedar", the API office on the 4th floor. Your items will be available for pick-up only during set-up hours on Monday. At the conclusion of the event API staff will allow you to place your items in the API office and will have the hotel bring them to the loading dock. 

Exhibitor Booth Assignment

PDF Icon Conference Floor Plan

CrowdStrike 1
EY 3
Symantec 4
United Kingdom Defence & Security Organization 5
Lockheed Martin 6
Log Rhythm 7
Owl Computing Technologies 8
VASCO Data Security 10
Optiv Security 11
Interset Software Inc. 12
Centripetal Networks 13
BrightPoint Security 14
Cybereason 15
BOX 17
Cigital 18
Security Mentor 19
Secure Auth 20
Trend Micro 21
Qualys 22
PhishMe 23
BAE Systems 24
NCC Group 25
Set Solutions 26
Good Technology Corporation 27
Onapsis 28
Forescout Technologies 29
Veracode 30
Gigamon 31
CyberArk 32
Bit9 + Carbon Black 33
2FA 34
Digital Guardian 35
Cylance 36
Fortinet 37
Palo Alto Networks 38
Ziften 39
CounterTack 40
Darktrace 41
Dell SecureWorks 42
HP 43
Waterfall Security Solutions 44
Raytheon Websense 45
Oil and Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center,
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Platinum Level Sponsors


Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors

BAEBit9BoxbrightpointCNIdarktracedigital guardianEY2FAForeScoutGoodHPIBMIntersetLogRhythmNCCOnapsisOptivOwlComputingTechnologiesPaloaltoPhismequalysSetSolutionsVasco


Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, Texas
Online Reservations
Call: 281-501-4300
Room Rate: $229/night  Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: October 20, 2015

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.