Texas Homeland Security and FBI Officials will Share Cybersecurity Insights with Oil & Gas Professionals at Houston’s OilComm / FleetComm Conference

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Aaron Blackstone, Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Homeland Security and James Morrison, Cyber Task Force Agent, Houston FBI join James Medlock of National Oilwell Varco on OilComm & FleetComm Cybersecurity panel.

Aaron Blackstone, Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Homeland Security and James Morrison, Cyber Task Force Agent, Houston FBI will join James Medlock of National Oilwell Varco in outlining the energy industry’s latest cybersecurity developments for attendees at the OilComm & FleetComm Conference. The panel, titled, “How NOT to Store and Secure Sensitive Data in the Age of IoT: Industry Pros Identify the Most Common Network Security Mistakes,” will take place at the Houston Marriott Westchase (2900 Briarpark Dr., Houston, TX.) on Thursday, December 7 from 2:00-3:00 pm. The event is open to members of the press.

It is extremely rare for such a high-profile and diverse group of government and energy professionals to gather and share stories and anecdotes about the importance of cybersecurity. Network security issues could be considered pop culture in today’s world, with stories of election hacking and industrial sabotage headlining national news coverage on a daily basis. For the energy sector, defending networks from hackers is more than just part of modern business practices, it’s officially considered a matter of national security. Blackstone, Morrison and Medlock, along with Rolf Berge, Director of Products, SpeedCast (formerly of Schlumberger) will identify the more interesting and recent network security catastrophes they've seen throughout their careers and provide lessons learned from those experiences.

The conference portion of OilComm & FleetComm covers a range of topics, featuring top industry experts, including:

  • Colin Fenton, Managing Partner, Blacklight Research
  • Greg Otto, Senior Connectivity Project Lead, BP
  • Sid Bakker, President, TPSC Rail
  • And more than 40 other energy and mobile industry speakers!

To sign up to attend our Cybersecurity panel and other conference sessions at OilComm / FleetComm, visit http://www.oilcomm.com.

To register for press credentials, please contact Isabel Burnham, Sr. Marketing Coordinator at iburnham(at)accessintel(dot)com.

About OilComm Conference & Exposition
OilComm has driven the future of communications for the oil and gas industry for 17 years by providing a venue for communications professionals to discuss the challenges they face and help bring their existing networks to a more efficient and effective state in this increasingly connected world. For more information, please visit http://www.oilcomm.com.

About FleetComm Conference
The inaugural FleetComm Conference is a two-day program bringing together field experts and seasoned veterans working in information technology/networking, engineering, operations, commercial & leisure maritime, commercial trucking, shipping, logistics, and more to delve into the evolving world of communications, with the goal of understanding how connectivity enables analytics, automation, big data, and enhanced customer/crew experience. For more information, please visit http://www.fleetcommevent.com.

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