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15th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil & Natural Gas Industry

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When: November 10, 2020 - November 11, 2020

Where: Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas and Virtually

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A message from the 2020 Planning Committee - 2020 API Cybersecurity Conference - Attendee Letter.

2020 Conference Program - Available Soon

Protecting Energy Through Cybersecurity

Join us at the 15th 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.

The API Cybersecurity Conference has been an annual event since 2006. The 2020 Conference will be presented as both an in-person event, as well as an equally engaging virtual event.

For 15 years it has been the only cybersecurity conference dedicated to the oil and natural gas industry and has a loyal and dedicated attendee base. It is also volunteer-driven, both at the planning committee and speaker level. We consistently produce a compelling conference program, with a focus on safety, best practices, and innovation. In addition, the conference provides an opportunity for attendees to earn CPEs (Continuing Professional Education), maintaining their certifications and required hours. Finally, the conference provides the opportunity for networking and idea exchange, with our dedicated sponsors and exhibitors sharing their latest products and services.

Schedule at a Glance

November 9  November 10 - 11
ICS Workshop

(8:00am - 12:00pm)

 Conference  (3 Tracks)
Hackathon

(1:00pm - 5:00pm)
 Exhibition




Questions?

2020 Conference Program — Available Soon
Virtual Conference Program — Available Soon

The work of the problem-solvers of our industry is never done. 

The API Cybersecurity Conference has been an annual event since 2006. For 15 years it has been the only cybersecurity conference dedicated to the oil and natural gas industry and has a loyal and dedicated attendee base. It is also volunteer-driven, both at the planning committee and speaker level. We consistently produce a compelling conference program, with a focus on safety, best practices, and innovation.

2020 at the Marriott Marquis Houston will be a different API Cybersecurity Conference compared to past years, but one that’s right for you and all you work for. What will be the same is API bringing together high-level attendees for the only cybersecurity conference dedicated to the oil and natural gas industry. 

We are doubling down on innovation, introducing the API Virtual Events Platform, allowing us to provide an engaging online experience for those who are unable to join us in Houston. This experience will incorporate the latest technology and API’s deep experience in engaging communities online.

Online we’ll have a mix of live and pre-recorded content, Q&As, live polling, Zoom breakouts, 1:1 meeting scheduling, and additional features and content the vibrant technology allows. Additionally, virtual attendees have the flexibility to view featured content before the conference, and then come to live sessions with prepared questions.

We anticipate 25% of our attendees will be virtual, coming from those unable to travel, but also a new global audience. In the unforeseen situation where we have to cancel the in-person event, we will refund the registration price difference of $100, your registration automatically rolling into the virtual event.

Either way, you can participate with confidence, knowing that you will be part of the loyal, dedicated high-level audience this API conference is known for.

The 2019 Conference Program included 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 over 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.

November 10, 2020 Keynote Speaker:

Additional Keynote Speakers coming soon


Keith Alexander Keith Alexander
Chairman & Co-CEO
IronNet Security

General Alexander is a four-star general with an impressive 40-year military career, culminating in role of the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) from 2005-2014. He holds the distinction of serving in this role longer than any other director. While serving as the NSA Director, he was appointed by Congress to be the first Commander to lead the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). He held this role from 2010-2014, establishing and defining how our nation is protected against cyber attacks.

As Commander, USCYBERCOM, General Alexander was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations, and defending Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks—as well as the defense of the nation—from cyber threats. As the Director of NSA, he was responsible for national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and the protection of U.S. national security information systems.

Prior to leading USCYBERCOM and the NSA/CSS General Alexander served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, VA; and the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL., and the Deputy Director for Requirements, Capabilities, Assessments and Doctrine, J-2, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Serving as a member of the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, General Alexander developed key recommendations to create a defensible national cyber architecture to protect national security by promoting rapid innovation and close public-private collaboration while preserving privacy and civil liberties.

General Alexander is the recipient of the 2016 United States Military Academy (USMA) Distinguished Graduate Award. He holds a BS from the U.S. Military Academy, as well an MS in Business Administration from Boston University; an MS in Systems Technology and an MS in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School; and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.


Diana Kelley

Diana Kelley
Microsoft
Cybersecurity Field CTO

Diana is the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft and a cybersecurity architect, executive advisor, and author. At Microsoft she leads the Cybersecurity Thought Leadership team and leverages her 30 years of cyber-risk and security experience to provide advice and guidance to CSOs, CIOs and CISOs at some of the world’s largest companies and is a contributor to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR). In addition to her work at Microsoft, she serves on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee and has guest lectured at Boston College’s Masters in Cybersecurity program. Diana serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profits, WiCyS and Sightline Security and is also the volunteer CTO for Sightline. She is a member of the RSA US Program Committee for 2018-2021, one of Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime, an IEEE 2016 “Rock Star of Risk”, and co-authored the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers. She worked at IBM where she built and managed the IBM Security Research publication process.

Keynote: Driving Digital Transformation at Speed with Integrated Security
The world is being swept forward by digital transformation as all aspects of our personal and corporate lives are touched by technology. And the speed of this transformation is only getting faster. Like brakes on a car, designing security into the digital strategy enables us to maneuver tight turns and reach maximum velocity. In this talk, we’ll discuss how the IT team can drive organizational transformation forward at speed by providing an enabling collaboration and mobility experience while keeping risks in check with integrated security.

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 9 workshops.


Industrial Control Systems Workshop

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 and a power charger.

Workshop Schedule

November 9, 2020

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

Hackathon

This hackathon 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
Hardware Requirements:
  • Participants must bring a laptop with an HTML5-compatible browser and a power charger.

AGENDA

1:00 pm Hackathon
5:00 pm Conclude

2020 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus

Purchase your Sponsorship or Exhibit Booth

Exhibitor Floorplan - Available Soon

Exhibitor Agreement

Note: 2020 Sponsor/Exhibitor pricing includes both the in-person and virtual event, and both an in-person and virtual exhibit booth. If we have to cancel the in-person event, all attendees registered for the in-person option will be rolled into the virtual event, and refunded the price difference of $100. Similarly, all Sponsors and Exhibitors will receive a 20% refund. Either way, you can participate with confidence, knowing that you will reach the loyal, dedicated high-level audience this API conference is known for.


Note that all sponsorships include an exhibit booth. Prime booth locations are reserved for sponsors.

A limited number of booths are available for exhibitors only. In 2019 only 6 booths remained. If you would like to only exhibit, you can submit your application after 12:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The number of exhibitor only booths available is dependent on the number of Sponsors. The remaining booths will sell out quickly. Please do not send before your applicable window.

Exhibit only booths are available until August 12, 2020 at a 50% discount for third-party certified minority and women owned businesses that are certified by either the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) or Women’s Business Enterprise National council (WBENC). Please contact me directly for additional information.


Exhibit Staff Registration

Additional Exhibitors registration - Available Soon

Please register your exhibit staff by Friday, October 20 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 9, 2020
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up 
November 10, 2020
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 11, 2020
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.

2020 Cybersecurity Exhibitor Setup Information - Available Soon

2020 Cybersecurity Exhibitor Tear Down Information - Available Soon


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. 

Marriott Marquis Order Form - Available Soon


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 Soon

Order early to take advantage of Freeman advance order rates; Place your order by October 7, 2020.

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

Lead Retrieval

Our virtual platform has built-in scanning tools with fully integrated badge scanner and lead retrieval functions. Exhibitors access a friendly, powerful leads dashboard from their laptop or mobile phone, giving them real-time profile information on the leads as they are collected. Delegates can easily "request information" from exhibiting companies, sharing their contact information similar to having their badge scanned at a live event. You’ll also be able to see who stopped by, for how long, and what they downloaded. A live Q&A feature, as well as Virtual Meet-ups: Pre-schedule multi-person video conferences for informal "Birds of a Feather"-type meetups, allowing attendees to connect with your exhibit staff.

See the 2020 Sponsor Exhibitor Prospectus for the extensive list of virtual features. There is no additional fee for this lead retrieval feature.


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.

2020 Exhibitor Booth Assignments

Exhibitor Floor plan - Available Soon

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2020 Sponsors - Available Soon

2019 Platinum Sponsors

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

Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St.
Houston, TX 77010

Call: 713-654-1777 or online here.
Room Rate: $279/night: Mention API Cybersecurity Conference 
Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2020 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.