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Protecting America's Energy through Cybersecurity
Don't miss the 8th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo, November 12-13, 2013 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.
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 8th 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 2013 Conference Keynote Address will be given by USCG Admiral (R) Thad Allen, Booz Allen Hamilton. Thad Allen is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely praised performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006, and for his 2010 work as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but for 36 days continued in his role as Deepwater Horizon National Incident Commander. He is a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton.
The 2013 Program includes over 65 sessions in 3 tracks. Draft Session Topics Include:
- State of Oil & Gas Threats
- Emerging Cyber Threats in the Oil & Gas Industry
- CIO Panel Discussion
- Emerging Threats / Emerging Technologies
- Cyber Threat Intelligence / Information Sharing
- Advanced Persistent Threats / Advanced Evasive Techniques
- Critical Infrastructure & Operational Technology Security
- Social Engineering
- Mobility / Mobile Device Management
- Cloud Computing
- Identity & Access Management
- Legislative / Regulatory Activities
- Cyber Espionage, Cyber Warfare, Cyberspace Rules of Engagement
- Application Security
- Information Protection Technologies / DRM / DLP
- Information Protection Programs & Risk Management
- Incident Response Management
- Risk Management
- Endpoint Security
Celebrating our 8th year, the conference is expected to host more than 450 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, the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry. 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
- 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.
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New! An optional workshop has been added on Monday, November 11th. This workshop is free to conference attendees that work for petroleum owner/operator companies. Additional information and a full workshop description is available here: Optional ICS Training Workshop - Monday
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Online registration is now closed, however onsite registration WILL be available. It will not sell out. Please come to the 4th floor of the Westin Houston Memorial City any time after 7:00 AM on Tuesday, November 12th.
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API has arranged a discount room block at the Westin Houston Memorial City for $179/night Single/Double. 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 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM, CT. After this date hotel reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. In the event the hotel is sold-out, the Westin recommends the Four Points by Sheraton Memorial City. The address is 10655 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. The phone number is 281-501-4600. There is a complimentary shuttle bus between the two hotels. A second option is the Hotel Sorella.
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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