North America gets ready for Oil and Gas Cyber Security 2015: leading cyber security experts to meet in Houston in May


140-x-140March 20, 2015 (Houston): – FBI, Chevron Information, State of Texas, Newfield Exploration Company, NOV to present at Oil and Gas Cyber Security North America in Houston, USA


US oil and gas cybersecurity market sees global cyberattacks rise by 179% to reach 6,500 per year (Source: companiesandmarkets.com). Changes in technology used to manage oil and gas plants and pipelines are all putting them at greater risk of cyberattacks, meaning the oil and gas industry should be taking extra caution to protect proprietary information and its link to national security.

Building on the success of their Cyber Security meetings in London and Oslo, SMi takes Oil and Gas Cyber Security to North America, providing the perfect location and audience to address the most pressing cyber security issues facing the oil and gas sector.

2-day event programme includes key presentations, case studies, technology sessions, panel debate and live demonstrations delivered by leading Cyber Security Experts, IT Security Specialists, Computer Scientists and Researchers, Policy Advisors and Security Programme Managers representing Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chevron Information Technology Company, Oilwell Varco, State of Texas – Department of Information Resources, NOV, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Houston and many others.

For more information, please go www.oilandgas-cybersecurity.com/CSR

Benefits of Attending:

  • Understand the current key market regulations to set a new standard across the industry
  • Discover how you need to operate to create a safer environment
  • Discuss how the industry needs to develop in North America
  • Evaluate live demos on how to block oncoming attacks and minimise the clean up
  • Hear about the latest technology and software available
  • Listen from leading case studies and understand what lessons have been learned

Event programme also includes an interactive half-day pre-conference Workshop (12th May 2015, Marriott West Loop Hotel, Houston):
Cybersecurity Frameworks and Architectures
The workshop will provide discussions of cybersecurity frameworks/architectures, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA), and the COBIT framework. Hosted by the Cyber Security Institute (CSI).

Oil and Gas Cyber Security 2015 is proud to be sponsored ERPScan, IGUANA, Lookingglass Cyber Solutions and Waterfall Security Solutions.

Sponsorship enquiries: contact Alia Malick, Director, amalick@smi-online.co.uk or +44 (0) 207 827 6168

Delegate enquiries/registration: contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or e-mail agibbons@smi-online.co.uk

Oil and Gas Cyber Security North America
13-14 May 2015
Marriott West Loop Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
www.oilandgas-cybersecurity.com/CSR