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12th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil & Natural Gas Industry

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When: November 07, 2017 - November 08, 2017

Where:Marriott Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas

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Protecting Energy Through Cybersecurity

Join us at the 12th 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.

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Explore the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity

  • Over 60 presentations in 3 tracks
  • CIO Panel Discussion
  • Cloud Computing Security: Productivity Software, Cloud Services, Shadow IT and Risk-based Approaches
  • Cyberattacks & Emerging Threats: Ransomware, Other Threats from the Cutting Edge and Lessons Learned from Recent Breaches
  • Cybersecurity Architecture: Enterprise Reference Architecture (Possible topics: Cybersecurity Stack Vulnerability Management, Data Protection, Identity & Access Management Architectures)
  • External Threat Detection & Data Analytics for Cybersecurity – Machine Centric Analysis
  • Governance, Resourcing & Enterprise-wide Programs: Board / Executive Oversight, Risk Management and Budgets
  • Incident Response Management
  • Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security: Innovations and IT-OT Convergence
  • Internal Threat Detection & Data Analytics for Cybersecurity – User Centric Behavioral / Cognitive Analysis
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) & Cybersecurity
  • Next Generation Cybersecurity Solutions/Technologies: What’s on the Horizon?
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Use & Deployment
  • Securing Mobility: BYOD, Remote Access, Mobile Workforce
  • SecDev Ops
  • Security Automation & Orchestration: Playbook automation of threats and alerts
  • Security Awareness/User Awareness/Education: Engaging the User Community
  • Third Party / Vendor Engagement
  • Threat Intelligence Sharing/Ingesting 

The conference is expected to host more than 600 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. 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.

Industrial Control Systems Workshop

Workshop Schedule

November 6, 2017

7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Industrial Control Systems Workshop
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch


Symantec’s Cyber Security Exercises (CSEs) are technical training that simulates the latest threats and attack vectors on various industry verticals, ranging in difficulty, in a controlled, virtualized environment.

Participants will engage in a hands-on capture-the-flag training competition that casts them as attackers vying to achieve devious ends faster than others to earn recognition and win prizes. Actions will be ranked in real time, with displayed results continuously updated. Your team will experience attacker motives and tactics, and learn to mimic the adversarial methodologies in a controlled environment so realistic it’s indistinguishable from a real siege.

A CSE will challenge participant’s practical security knowledge, and provide training and participant progress reports for benchmarking and comparative metrics.  Symantec’s CSEs can be used for any organization that wants to identify new talent, build stronger security teams from within, and successfully use scenario-based cyber training to develop the skills of their most valuable assets, their people.

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 6, 2017

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hackathon

Sponsor and Exhibitor Application and Agreement

Exhibitor Floor plan

Exhibitor Registration

Additional Exhibitors can register here.

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, October 20th. After this date additional exhibitors must register onsite. Please identify your exhibit staff early!

Exhibitor Schedule at a Glance

November 6, 2017 
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up 
November 7, 2017
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 8, 2017
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Expo Open
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Tear-Down
5:00 pm - 6:00 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 Marriott Woodlands. Order must be placed with PSAV by Friday, October 27th. Please note WiFi will be provided to all attendees and exhibitors via the WiFi Sponsor. A password will be provided at the Registration Desk.

A/V order form - Available Soon

Conference App

There are no lead retrieval services provided at this event, although the free conference app has a QR code reader that will read and import the contact information from the QR code printed on the attendees badges. This is free! Note this is not a lead retrieval app, and does not allow any survey questions, notes, or input. It merely adds the scanned attendees's name, company, phone, and email into your phones contacts. Many past exhibitors have designated a wiped blank phone to collect this information.

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 Marriott Woodlands 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

Available Soon

Exhibitor Booth Assignment

Conference Floor plan

Booths 27 & 41 are reserved for Platinum Sponsors

Booths 6, 12, 13, 14, 16, 28, 29, 35, 36 are reserved for Gold Sponsors

Booths 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 21, 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 44, 49, 52 are reserved for Silver Sponsors

Sponsors & Exhibitors Booth Number
Leidos 15
Cyberark 30
IBM 41
PhishMe 42

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas
Online Reservations
Call: 281-367-9797
Room Rate: $199/night: Mention API Cybersecurity Conference 
Reservation Deadline: October 13, 2017 or until room block is sold out