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16th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil & Natural Gas Industry

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When: November 09, 2021 - November 10, 2021

Where: Woodlands Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, Texas

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2021 Conference Program - Available Soon

Protecting Energy Through Cybersecurity

Join us at the 16th 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.

For 16 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 8  November 9-10
ICS Workshop
(8:00am - 12:00pm Central)

 Conference  (3 Tracks)
Hackathon
(1:00pm - 5:00pm Central)
 Exhibition


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2021 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 11 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.

The 2020 Conference Program included over 60 presentations in 3 tracks:

  • Regulatory Panel
  • Legal Panel
  • CIO Panel
  • CISO Panel
  • API Cybersecurity Update
  • Pandemic Response Track
  • Cybersecurity Programs
  • ICS Security: Collaboration, Standards, and Models
  • Next Generation SOC / Security Orchestration
  • Governance, Board Communications, Risk Management
  • Application Security and SecDevOps
  • Threat Intelligence Sharing
  • Cybersecurity Architecture
  • Emerging / Recent Threats
  • Cybersecurity Policy and Law
  • Industrial Internet of Things Including Edge Computing
  • Incident Response Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Emerging Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, and Machine Learning (ML)
  • Internal Threat Detection / Cybersecurity Analytics / Behavioral/Cognitive Analysis and Threat Hunting
  • Human Element
  • Threats and Information Sharing

The conference is expected to host over 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 virtual 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.

Keynote Speakers:


Available Soon

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 8 workshops.


Industrial Control Systems Workshop

Set in a fully virtualized industrial control system environment complete with human-machine interfaces and programmable logic controllers - HMIs and PLCs, respectively - this workshop focuses on how to use next-generation firewalls and advanced endpoint protection to increase visibility, enforce granular segmentation, and prevent successful cyber-attacks on ICS/SCADA networks and endpoints.

Participants will complete ICS-specific lab exercises teaching them:

  • Techniques for implementing zoning and segmentation per IEC 62443 standard
  • Visibility and control for industrial protocols, such as Modbus and DNP3
  • Create custom application identifiers for ICS and SCADA specific applications and protocols
  • How to implement least privilege access control based on user identity
  • How to use threat prevention capabilities in the next-generation firewall and advanced endpoint client to protect automation servers and HMIs

Hardware Requirements:

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

Workshop Schedule

November 8, 2021

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

 

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
Workshop Schedule

November 8, 2021

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

2021 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus - Available Soon

Purchase your Sponsorship or Exhibit Booth - Available Soon
Pay online or request an invoice

Exhibitor Floor plan - Available Soon


Exhibitor Registration

Additional Exhibitors registration available soon

Please register your exhibit staff by Friday, October 22 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 8, 2021
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up 
November 9, 2021
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, 2021
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.

2021 Cybersecurity Exhibitor Setup Information - Available Soon

2021 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. 

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 Soon

Order early to take advantage of Freeman advance order rates; Place your order by October 22, 2021.

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.

Additional information, and the link to purchase, is available soon.
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.

2021 Cybersecurity Conference Exhibitors

Available Soon

2021 Cybersecurity Conference Sponsors

Available Soon

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas
Call: 281-367-9797
Room Rate: $229/night: Mention API Cybersecurity Conference 
Reservation Deadline: October 18, 2021 at 5pm Central, or until room block is sold out

Online reservations available soon


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.