November 07, 2023 to November 08, 2023

18th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Woodlands Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, Texas



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Protecting Energy Through Cybersecurity

Join us at the 18th 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.

Cyber Continuity: Oil and Gas Resiliency in the Digital Era

The API Cybersecurity Conference has been an annual event since 2006. For 18 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 7-8
 Conference (3 Tracks)


Program Details

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

The API Cybersecurity Conference has been an annual event since 2006. For 18 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.

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Draft Program – Subject to Change


The 2023 Conference Program will include over 60 presentations in 3 tracks:

  • Opening Keynote: Mr. Jim Reavis, CEO, Cloud Security Alliance
  • Opening Panel – Academic institutions
  • Addressing the Human Element
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Compliance / New Regulations
  • Cyber Incident Management
  • Application Security and SecDevOps
  • Threat Hunting and Threat Intelligence
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Leadership Panel: How is the Board Thinking About Maturity
  • Opening Panel – Government
  • ICS Cyber Security
  • Next Generation SOC/Security Orchestration
  • OT Resilience
  • Leadership Panel: Remaining Cyber Secure while Innovating/Privacy/AI/Emerging Technologies
  • Zero Trust
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Third Party Risk and Supply Chain Risk Management

The 2022 Conference had over 700 attendees; we are on track for even higher attendance in 2023.

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


Tuesday Keynote Speaker


Jim Reavis Jim Reavis
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security and related technology industries as co-founder, CEO and driving force of the Cloud Security Alliance. Jim has been named as one of the Top 10 cloud computing leaders by

Jim is the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, governments, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud, Mobility, Internet of Things and how to take advantage of them. Jim founded SecurityPortal, the Internet’s largest website devoted to information security in 1998, and guided it until a successful exit in 2000. Jim has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures that have achieved a successful M&A exit or IPO. Jim is widely quoted in the press and has worked with hundreds of corporations on their information security strategy and technology roadmap. Jim has a background in networking technologies, marketing, product management and systems integration. Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and formerly served on WWU’s alumni board. Jim was recognized as a WWU Distinguished Alumnus in 2015. In 2016, Jim was inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame.

Keynote Session Description

CSA is going to be launching an AI Safety Initiative soon with strong support from the cloud providers, OpenAI & Anthropic. This presentation will offer unique insights into the intersection of Generative AI, Cybersecurity & Cloud, how this impacts our cybersecurity, what to expect for the future, and our guidance for companies.


Wednesday Keynote Speaker


Timothy R. Langan Jr. Timothy R. Langan Jr.
Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Timothy R. Langan Jr. was selected to serve as the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch (CCRSB) in June 2022. In this role, he oversees all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, critical incident response and victim assistance.

Mr. Langan began his career as a Special Agent in 1998 and was assigned to the Dallas Field Office. During his time in the FBI, he has served in leadership positions in the Nashville Resident Agency of the Memphis Division, the Miami Division and the Kansas City Division. His assignments at FBI Headquarters have included positions in the Criminal Investigative Division (CID), International Operations Division (IOD) and as Legal Attaché in Sofia, Bulgaria. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Langan served as the FBI’s Assistant Director (AD) of the Counterterrorism Division (CTD).

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Langan served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a police officer and undercover narcotics detective.

Keynote Session Description

Langan’s remarks will center on the Current Cyber Threat Environment and areas the FBI is tracking. It will also focus on the importance of strong partnerships before, during, and after a Cyber-attack.


Platinum Sponsors


Google Cloud
Palo Alto
Sentinel One

Gold Sponsors


Bishop Fox
Thales Group
Xage Security

Silver Sponsors


AIEdge Labs
FM Approvals
Industrial Defender
Keysight Technologies
Socium Solutions
Tenable Inc.
Trend Micro
World Wide Technology

Member Partners




The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Call: 281-367-9797
Room Rate: $246/night: Mention API Cybersecurity Conference
Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5pm Central, or until room block is sold out
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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.

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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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]with any questions.


Registration Fees and Details

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By October 4 After October 4
API Member $695 $795
Non-Member $845 $945
Government/Academic $595 $595

Deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2023
Cancellation Fee: Less $100 of your registration fee.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:
Cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by Friday, October 6, 2023. Cancellation shall be effective, final, and binding upon receipt by API. Cancellation requests received by Friday, October 6, 2023, will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds are not provided for cancellation requests received after Friday, October 6, 2023, and will be processed in the original form of payment.  Substitutions are welcome.


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