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

Online Registration is Closed, Please Register Onsite

When: November 07, 2017 - November 08, 2017

Where:  Marriott Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas

Open for Registration Details

Final Program

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.


Final Program

Explore the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity

  • Over 60 presentations in 3 tracks
  • CIO Panel Discussion
  • Legal Panel Discussion
  • CISO 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

ICS Cybersecurity from the Perspective of a Control Systems Engineer

This presentation will address the unique ICS cyber security and process safety issues, provide actual ICS cyber incident case histories, and address a major shortcoming in ICS cyber security - the lack of cyber security of Level 0,1 devices.

Admission to this workshop is limited to all conference attendees that work for petroleum owner/operator companies. If you work for a supplier/service provider you are not eligible to attend the November 6 workshops.

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 with WIFI and charger

Admission to this workshop is limited to all conference attendees that work for petroleum owner/operator companies. If you work for a supplier/service provider you are not eligible to attend the November 6 workshops.

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

Online registration is closed. Please register onsite.

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 31st. 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

Exhibit Booth Information

Each exhibitor will be provided a draped '10 wide x 8' deep exhibit booth (80 square feet).  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 120 volt 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 form the hotel, please contact: or call 281-681-5732. Orders 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.

AV Order Form and Pricing

Shipping Information

We are pleased to offer complimentary drayage from the hotel Shipping/Receiving Department to the onsite API office. Your exhibit materials may be shipped directly to the hotel, but they must not arrive prior to Thursday, November 2nd. Items arriving prior to November 2nd will not be signed for or will incur a storage fee by the hotel that must be paid prior to release. All exhibitor materials must arrive by Sunday, November 5th. Provided your materials arrive during this 4 day window, on Monday, November 6th the hotel will deliver all exhibitor goods to the API office (“Conroe” room). These will be available for pick-up by exhibitors 3:00 pm to 5:00 PM during Exhibitor Set-Up hours. At the conclusion of the conference, this process is reversed: Drop your materials off in the API office, and the hotel will bring them to the loading dock. Exhibitors are responsible for arranging pickup after November 8th, but no later than November 10th.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel
Attn. Anna Werleman, Event Manager
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Hold for: API – Conroe Room - Nov 6-8, 2017

Note: If you are a Platinum or Gold Sponsor shipping your flyer for inclusion, please write “SPONSOR” prominently on the box.

Conference App

There are no lead retrieval services or devices 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. We do not offer support for this functionality. 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

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.

Exhibitor Booth Assignment

Conference Floor plan

Sponsors & Exhibitors Booth Number
LogRhythm 100
Set Solutions 102
ForeScout 103
Zscaler 104
Splunk 106
Exabeam 108
Synopsys 109
Check Point Software Technologies 110
SentinelOne 111
PAS 113
Symantec 200
Trend Micro
CrowdStrike 202
AE Solutions
Tenable Network Security 205
Nozomi Networks 209
Thales eSecurity 210
Ping Identity 211
Critical Start 212
PhishMe 300
Claroty 301
GigaTrust 302
Netskope 303
SailPoint Technologies 304
CyberX 305
Interset Software 308
Security Compass 309
Digital Shadows 311
ProtectWise 312
SecureWorks 313
CyberArk 400
IBM Corporation 401
Qualys 402
Onapsis 403
Wombat Security Technologies 404
Palo Alto Networks 408
Honeywell 409
Cybereason 410
Waterfall Security Solutions 411
Darktrace 412
Weblife 413
Leidos 500
Deloitte 501
Infotecs Americas 502
Okta 503
Forcepoint 505
Thycotic 507
Accenture 508
Tanium 509
Cylance 510
Carbon Black 511
Indegy 512

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Carbon Black

Silver Sponsors

Check Point
Interset Software
SailPoint Technologies
Security Compass
Sentinel One
Set Solutions

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