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11th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil & Natural Gas Industry

Online Registration is Closed

When: November 09, 2016 - November 10, 2016

Where: Westin Houston Memorial City , Houston, Texas

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Protecting Energy Through Cybersecurity

Preliminary Program

Join us at the 11th 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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Preliminary Program

Keynote Speakers

  • Ralph Langner, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, The Langner Group
  • Douglas W. Hubbard, Founder of Hubbard Decision Research (HDR) and Co-Author of How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk
  • Tas Giakouminakis, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Rapid7
  • Grady Summers, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, FireEye

Explore the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity

  • Over 60 presentations in 3 tracks
  • CIO Panel Discussion
  • Application Security
  • Behavioral / Cognitive Analysis
  • Cloud Computing Security: Productivity Software, Cloud Services and Risk-based Approaches 
  • Cyberattacks: Forensic Lessons Learned from Recent Breaches 
  • Cybersecurity Architecture: Enterprise Reference Architecture, Cybersecurity Stack Architecture 
  • Cybersecurity Programs: Enterprise-wide Initiatives and Programs, including Data Leak Protection
  • Emerging Threats, Risks & Technologies: What’s on the Horizon? 
  • Governance & Resourcing: Board / Executive Oversight, Risk Management and Budgets in Today’s Market Environment 
  • Identity & Access Management: Biometrics and Innovations 
  • Incident Response Management 
  • Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Process Control Network (PCN) Security Innovations 
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) 
  • Insider Threat
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Use & Deployment 
  • People: Building Cybersecurity Competency & Leadership 
  • Securing Mobility
  • Third Party Connectivity & Supply Chain
  • CISO Panel Discussion

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

How to Achieve and Maintain a Robust OT Security Program

Attend this crash course to learn about all the elements of an effective Operations Technology (OT) security program and how to implement it. In this one day session, workshop leader Ralph Langer will go over the structure and key elements of an OT security program. Practical and real world examples of successes and failures will show the concepts and procedures in use.

Some of the key areas covered include:

  • Pitfalls in risk management
  • How to do system inventories right
  • OT incident response capability
  • Being proactive with reference architectures and procurement guidelines
  • …and much more

Prerequisites: None ... except a keen interest to have a robust and secure ICS.

Workshop Leader: For more than two decades, Ralph Langner has helped asset owners secure their ICS. In recent years, he has developed and deployed an OT security methodology and toolset called RIPE that is now used in over 1000 sites.

Workshop Schedule
November 8, 2016
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.

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 8, 2016
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 - As of October 28, 2016 we have 3 booths available; 26, 34, 42.

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 28th. After this date additional exhibitors must register onsite. Please identify your exhibit staff early!

Exhibitor Schedule at a Glance

November 8, 2016 
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up 
November 9, 2016
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 10, 2016 
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 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.

A/V order form

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 Westin Houston Memorial City's 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 Kelsie DeWalt
Westin Houston Memorial City 
945 Gessner Road 
Houston, TX 77024 
Phone: 281-501-4372
Note: Items should not arrive prior to October 31, 2016. 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 Tuesday. 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

Conference Floor Plan

Sponsors & Exhibitors Booth Number
CyberArk 1
AT&T 2
Crowdstrike 3
BCG Platinion 4
Cylance 5
Leidos Cyber, Inc. 6
Veracode 8
Digital Guardian 11
Cybereason 12
Check Point 13
Claroty 14
Symantec 15
Langner Group 16
ForeScout 17
Onapsis 18
Mobile Iron 19
SecureWorks 20
TrendMicro 21
Future Com 22
Waterfall Security Solutions 23
ProtectWise 24
aeSolutions 25
PhishMe 26
IBM 27
Set Solutions 28
Arbor Network 29
Cigital 30
Palo Alto Networks 31
Carbon Black
Imperva 33
CyberX 34
SecurityMatters 35
Cyberbit 36
Bitsight Technologies 37
Honeywell 38
Prevalent 39
Proofpoint 40
Exabeam 41
Infoblox 43
Tanium 44

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Security Matters

Silver Sponsors

Check Point
Set Solutions

Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, Texas
Online Reservations
Call: 281-501-4300
Room Rate: $229/night: Mention API Cybersecurity Conference 
Reservation Deadline: October 25, 2016 or until room block is sold out