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Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit 2020

Houston, TX | Mon, Oct 5 - Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Live Event starts in 130 Days

Deadline: Monday, June 8 at 5 pm CDT.
We are accepting proposed talks via our online survey form.

The SANS Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit will bring leading experts together to discuss industry trends, challenges, and opportunities. They’ll address recent attacks and current threats, integrated IT/OT security operations, best practices, and lessons learned to benefit the community.

We are interested in proposed talks on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Case studies examining real-world incident response workflows, from detection to recovery
  • Differing security challenges across the industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream
  • Ever-flattening architecture driven by business changes and the security effects they introduce
  • Security key performance indicators (KPIs) and dashboards
  • Case studies examining real-world ICS security projects, threats, tools, and remediations
  • Understanding risks to infrastructure, performance, and intellectual property
  • The correlation and prioritization between operational risk and security risk, an end users perspective
  • Creating secure IT environments without breaking OT environments
  • OT integrated Security Operation Centers (SOCs) best practices

This list is not exhaustive. We look forward to your ideas for talks that will provide actionable knowledge to attendees.

Proposed presentations should be case studies based on real-world experience, lessons learned, and best practices, and should give attendees actionable advice they can implement immediately upon returning to their organizations.

Benefits of Presenting at the Summit

  • Promotion of your speaking session and company recognition via the Summit website, printed materials, and social media
  • Mentoring and coaching to develop your presentation skills
  • Complimentary admission to attend all Summit sessions and networking functions
  • Speakers-only networking luncheons
  • Speakers may also be recorded and made available via the internet to a wider audience (at the discretion of SANS)
  • NB: SANS does not provide or reimburse travel & expenses for speakers

Who Should Submit:

Diversity of thought is critical to any organization's success, and SANS Summits encourage participation by everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We welcome people who are newer to the field or who have not yet done any public speaking, and we can provide mentoring and guidance to help you develop an impactful presentation.

All content must be strictly educational. Sessions are generally 40 minutes, though we're also interested in short talks and interactive formats.

Questions? Email SummitSpeakers@sans.org