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14th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil & Natural Gas Industry

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When: November 12, 2019 - November 13, 2019

Where:Woodlands Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, Texas

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2019 Conference Program

Protecting Energy Through Cybersecurity

Join us at the 14th 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.

Schedule at a Glance 

November 11  November 12 - 13
ICS Workshop
(8:00am - 12:00pm)
 Conference  (3 Tracks)
Hackathon
(1:00pm - 5:00pm)
 Exhibition


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2019 Conference Program

The 2019 Conference Program includes over 60 presentations in 3 tracks: 

  • Application Security and SecDevOps
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Cybersecurity Architecture and Strategy
  • Cybersecurity Programs
  • Cybersecurity Stack, BYOD and Mobile Security
  • Cybersecurity Workforce Gap
  • Emerging (Security) Technologies
  • Emerging/Recent Threats
  • Governance, Board Communications, Risk Management
  • Human Element- Social Engineering, Insider Threats, User Behavior Analytics, etc.
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Incident Response Management
  • Industrial Control System Security
  • Industrial Internet of Things Cybersecurity
  • Internal Threat Detection –Behavioral/Cognitive Analysis and Threat Hunting
  • Next Generation SOC
  • NIST CSF
  • Security Awareness/Training
  • Threat Intelligence Sharing
The conference is expected to host more than 700 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.

Admission to both workshops 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 11 workshops.


Industrial Control Systems Workshop

Presented by:
Palo Alto Networks  Indegy

This is an ICS workshop demonstrating how to use tag rewrites to segment an ICS SCADA environment as well as incorporate user identification to enforce lease access policies.

Hardware Requirements:

Participants must bring a laptop with an HTML5-compatible browser.

Workshop Schedule

November 11, 2018

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

Threat Hunting With RSA: Heads Up & Hands On

Presented by:
RSA

Abstract: Ask 5 people what threat hunting is, and you'll get 6 different answers, because when it comes to threat hunting, it's still the Wild West. This workshop will cut through all of the nonsense and give you real world practical knowledge of why threat hunting is a critical part of any security program. We'll jump into several hands on scenarios that will let you put into action some of the techniques we just discussed. But don't sweat it if you feel overwhelmed, our experts will be on hand to help walk through each scenario in detail so everyone walks away with a solid grasp of the value of the hunt. Come spend the day with us, where we'll give you the heads up on hunting, and the hands on experience to put it into action.

WORKSHOP FOCUS: Cyber Threat Hunting Methodologies and Exercises using Security Tools
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: This is an educational and hands on workshop. Knowledge of network protocols is required.
CPE CREDITS: This workshop is eligible for 3 CPE credits. Certificates will be passed out by RSA at the conclusion of the workshop.
Additional Requirements: Hands on exercises will utilize attendees’ devices.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Laptop with WIFI and charger

AGENDA

1:00 pm Phishing Exercise
2:00 pm Webshell Attack Exercise
3:30 pm Drive by Download Exercise
5:00 pm Conclude

All sponsorships and exhibit booths for the 2019 API Cybersecurity Conference are sold out (as of September 27, 2019). Additional booths or sponsorships will not be added to maintain a favorable exhibitor/attendee ratio. 2020 Sponsor/Exhibitor sales will begin in June 2020.

Exhibitor Floor plan


Exhibitor Registration

Additional Exhibitors may register here.

Please register your exhibit staff by Friday, October 25 at 5:00 PM Eastern.

This $395 "Additional Sponsor/Exhibitor" fee is for the registration of each additional sponsor/exhibitor after the initial representative from the sponsoring/exhibiting company. Fee includes admission to all conference sessions, exhibit area, lunches, and receptions. We do not have an "Exhibits Only" or "Exhibits Staff Only" registration for this conference. Badges are not transferable. All exhibit staff must register.

To be eligible for the above rate, 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.



Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to registrar@api.org. Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact registrar@api.org with any questions. 

Exhibitor Schedule at a Glance

November 11, 2019 
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up 
November 12, 2019
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 13, 2019
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
7:30 am - 2:30 pm Expo Open
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Tear-Down
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Closing Reception*
*Held in Prefunction Area. Exhibitors are welcome to attend.

Download 2019 Cybersecurity Exhibitor Setup Information

Download 2019 Cybersecurity Exhibitor Tear Down Information


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.

Additional Audio Visual

Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own AV. Electricity and free WIFI will be provided to all exhibitors. 

Download Marriott Woodlands Waterway In-House AV Order Form


Shipping Information

Exhibitors are required to ship to the Freeman warehouse. Do not ship directly to the hotel. Shipping information can be found in the Freeman Decorating Services Handbook below.
API is not responsible for shipping to or from the conference hotel.


Exhibitor Order Forms

Each exhibit booth includes: 10' black drape behind booth, 3' black drape between booths, one 6' x 30" skirted exhibit table, carpet, two side chairs, and one wastebasket. One (1) 120 volt electrical outlet will also be provided to each exhibit booth. Free wireless internet access is provided throughout the exhibit area and meeting space, made possible by our sponsors..

Exhibitors are responsible for ordering the following from Freeman:

  • Booth furniture
  • Plants
  • Etc.

Freeman Decorating Services Handbook - Available here

Order early to take advantage of Freeman advance order rates; Place your order by October 22, 2019.

You can order the same materials in the Decorating Services Handbook above using Freeman Online.


Conference App

The API Cybersecurity Conference mobile app will be available soon to download to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Note the free conference app is not a lead retrieval app, nor does it have badge scanning functionality.

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

Cvent LeadCapture

Cvent, the provider of our conference app and registration system, is making available hand-held lead retrieval devices for rent to exhibitors. Information captured includes name, title, address, email, and phone number.

The API Cybersecurity Conference “Event Code” for LeadCapture is: CBBCE80C7152

Additional information, and the link to purchase, is available here.
For additional support, please contact Leadcapture@cvent.com or 703-226-3535.


Exhibitor Regulations

  • Attendees and Sponsoring/Exhibiting companies are prohibited from conducting ancillary activities or events during conference hours, including the receptions.
  • 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.

2019 Platinum Sponsor

Deloitte
Owl Cyber Defense

2019 Gold Sponsors

Accenture
Cofense
Corelight
CyberArk
CyberX
Dragos
Elastic
Extrahop
Fortinet
Indegy
IntSights
Looking Glass
Nozomi
Onapsis
SafeBreach
Signal Sciences
Synopsys
Thales
Trend Micro Incorporated

2019 Silver Sponsors

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas
Online Reservations
Call: 281-367-9797
Room Rate: $215/night: Mention API Cybersecurity Conference 
Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5pm Central, or until room block is sold out


Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to registrar@api.org. Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact registrar@api.org with any questions.