HOUSTON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The OilComm Conference & Exposition, held October 2-3, 2019 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, TX, announced today that a live hack of a mobile drilling platform will take place during a luncheon keynote session on Thursday, October 3rd.
This industry-first Live Hack of a Mobile Drilling Platform keynote session will be conducted by Ken Munro, Partner for Pen Test Partners. During this innovative presentation, Munro will carry out a live hacking demonstration that will showcase how poor security practices can expose user systems and lead to significant consequences for the operating company.
As the oil & gas industry increases its efficiency with automation, digitization, and IIoT, operating companies are significantly increasing their cyber-attack surface. Whether it's due to human error, misconfiguration, or an insider threat, one weak link in the system can lead to major damage. Munro's keynote will outline the current threatscape, as well as provide best practices and share innovative solutions so attendees can better protect their company's drilling assets.
Munro is a security entrepreneur and industry maverick that has worked in information security for over 15 years. He's hacked everything from hotel keycards, to keyless cars and a range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, from wearable tech to children's toys and smart home control systems. This has gained him notoriety among national press, leading to regular appearances on BBC TV, and he's also a regular contributor to industry magazines, penning articles for the legal, security, insurance, oil and gas, and manufacturing press.
"OilComm is at the forefront of covering the digital revolution that's transforming the industry," Michael Conti, show director of OilComm said. "Mr. Munro's demonstration is a real-life scenario designed to showcase the current threats our community faces, and I'm excited for attendees to walk away with solutions on how to improve their company's digital security."
Space is limited for this keynote luncheon; only the first 200 registrants to OilComm will obtain access to this industry-first keynote. For 2019, professionals who work for E&P companies, EPCs, drilling contractors, and rig owners, will be able to attend the OilComm Conference & Exposition for no cost.
OilComm's two-day conference will be led by technology leaders with expertise on the digital revolution that's transforming the industry, so companies are better prepared to handle future market demands. Program sessions will cover IT/OT convergence, immersive technologies, SD WAN, defining LTE, and more.
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OilComm fosters a forward-thinking community to innovate the oil & gas industry, bringing together 1000+ energy professionals who lead teams within digital technology departments and are responsible for automation, communications, cyber-security, operations, optimization, IT/OT, data, digitalization, edge-computing, cloud services, VR/AR, and machine-to-machine learning. This is the event where oil & gas technology experts come to explore innovative technology and services on the show floor, network at multiple receptions, and learn the latest on the digital revolution that's transforming the industry. For more information and to register, visit http://www.OilComm.com.
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