November 08, 2022 to November 09, 2022

17th 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 17th 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 17 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 8-9
 Conference (3 Tracks)



Platinum Sponsors


Booz Allen Hamilton
Palo Alto
Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.

Gold Sponsors


1898 & CO
Thales Group
Xage Security

Silver Sponsors


Finite State
Industrial Defender
Nozomi Networks
Red Canary
Set Solutions
Siemens Energy
Tenable Inc.

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

The API Cybersecurity Conference has been an annual event since 2006. For 17 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 2022 Conference Program includes over 60 presentations in 3 tracks:

  • Opening Keynote: Robert Dudley, Chairman of the Board, Axio
  • Federal Leadership Panel: Shaping the Future;
    • NIST 2.0: What You Need to Know
    • CISA Performance Goals: What’s Next?
    • SD2c Implementation: Lessons Learned and Next Steps
  • ICS Cybersecurity
  • Application Security and SecDevOps
  • Cybersecurity Architecture
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Threat Hunting
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Leadership Panel: How to message Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructure to the Board
  • Workforce Panel: Addressing the Cyber Talent Gap
  • Third Party Risk and Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Human Element-Social Engineering, Insider Threats, User Behavior Analytics
  • Technical Identity Panel
  • Leadership in a Dynamic Cyber Landscape
  • Zero Trust
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, Policies & Law
  • Cyber Insurance
  • IT Response Planning
  • Cyber Incident Management
  • Addressing the Human Element
  • Capture The Flag – Jeopardy style game

The conference is expected to host over 500 cybersecurity experts.

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.


New Course!

Capture the Flag, presented by Booz Allen Hamilton
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The half-day (4 hour) on-site Capture the Flag (CTF) exercise is dynamic and complex, with multi-layered, non-obvious vulnerabilities. It is designed for all skill levels, allowing cybersecurity professionals and leaders to apply their skills or brush off old ones in new and creative ways through real-world challenges.

Who Should Play?
Whether you are an analyst looking to build skills across a variety of competencies, or someone who has been off the technical keyboard for years, this is the opportunity to explore new skills like reverse-engineering, networking, forensics, and exploitation, and collaboration.

This CTF exercise provides an opportunity to:

  • Develop technical skills alongside peers and industry experts
  • Learn out-of-the-box approaches to access networks and systems and fix vulnerabilities
  • Understand offensive methodologies, tools, and techniques
  • Foster relationships with peers and partners working together to solve technical challenges

CTF takes the format of a jeopardy style event. Challenges are organized into difficulty and categories and span many security disciplines – forensics, offensive, reversing and crypto challenges will all be featured. Participants will engage in a competitive, yet educational environment with leaderboards to track performance and moderators to guide problem solving activities.

Registration for the Capture the Flag exercise is included with your Conference registration. Attendance is limited to owner/operator attendees only.

Attendees are asked to bring a laptop and charger.


Download 2022 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus

Purchase your Sponsorship or Exhibit Booth – SOLD OUT 
Please email [email protected] to be put on the contact list for 2023. 

Download Sponsor and Exhibitor Terms

Exhibitor Floor plan

Additional Exhibitor Staff Registration

Register Additional Exhibitors

Please register your exhibit staff by Friday, October 28 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.

Exhibitor Schedule at a Glance

November 7, 2022
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up
November 8, 2022
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
6:30 am – 7:30 am Exhibitor Set-Up
7:30 am – 6:00 pm Expo Open & Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
November 9, 2022
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 – 6:00 pm Closing Reception*

*Held in Prefunction Area. Exhibitors are welcome to attend.

Exhibitor Portal Login
All exhibitors must access the exhibitor portal for deadlines, shipping information, and to register your exhibit staff. Login information has been sent from [email protected] to the primary contact that registered for the exhibit booth/sponsorship. Please contact your internal colleague for access.

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.

If you require additional AV, please contact Andrew Crane, Director of AV, [email protected] or 916-284-9343.

Shipping Information

Exhibitors are required to ship to the Freeman warehouse. Do not ship directly to the hotel.

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
  • Literature/Display stands

To access the Freeman Decorating Services Handbook or Freeman online, please visit the Exhibitor Portal.

Order early to take advantage of Freeman advance order rates; Place your order by October 18, 2022.

Cvent LeadCapture

Cvent, the provider of our conference app and registration system, is making available their app-based LeadCapture system. Order early for best pricing.

Additional information can be found in the Exhibitor Portal.

Event code: FA5DEC1E9D04

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.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Call: 281-367-9797
Room Rate: $236/night: Mention API Cybersecurity Conference
Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2022 at 5pm Central, or until room block is sold out
Online Reservations

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 [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

Register Now

By October 4 After October 4
API Member $595 $695
Non-Member $745 $845
Government/Academic $495 $495

Cancellation, Refunds, and Substitutions

Deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Cancellation Fee: Less $100 of your registration fee.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:  Substitutions may be made at any time by written request to [email protected].  Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by Tuesday, October 4, 2022. A refund, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be made if notice is received by this date. No refunds given after Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Attendee Duty of Care
API recognizes the safety of all of those in-person at the 17th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry as a top priority. API is committed to following CDC, local government agencies and the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Covid-19 health and safety guidelines for hosting in-person events. Should masks be required indoors by state or local regulation in the place of the event, you must wear a mask while in attendance. Though mask usage is always encouraged, it will not be mandated if not required. By attending the 17th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry in The Woodlands, TX, you agree to comply with all Covid-19 health and safety guidelines adopted by API, that have been recommended by the CDC, local government agencies and the Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Your acceptance of the Attendee Duty of Care is a condition of registration and participation in the 17th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry.

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