Wednesday April 17, 2024
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM
TSA and Industry Pipeline Physical Security Forum
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Emerging Leaders/First Timers Reception
Thursday April 18, 2024
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
This session will discuss the strange, unpredictable, unregulated security issues that sites must contend with and how partnerships can help create innovative solutions to these odd and unexpected wicked security problems!
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hear the latest on the TWIC Reader rule, future USCG cyber actions, and other MTSA issues.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This session will review the potential security risks and security benefits of AI in the petchem and ONG industry.
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Domestic violent extremists have increasingly targeted critical infrastructure. This session will review past incidents and discuss this evolving threat.
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Luncheon Keynote
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Cybersecurity threats continue to the ONG and petchem industry and the government has countered these threats with new regulations, policies, and voluntary programs. Hear the latest on this new evolving regulatory landscape
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
FSOs are the front line of security and now have to deal with demonstrations, drones, and new cyber inspectors--are you prepared when they arrive at your gate?
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Obtaining capital within any organization presents challenges to security practitioners, as it often difficult to compete with direct operational investments. However, in this session Dr. Wilkins will provide practical strategies to increase the likelihood of funding – allowing you to convert your ideas into funded projects. This process requires an understanding beyond the boundaries of risk mitigation and traditional project management, focusing instead on core business acumen and political awareness. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Dr. Wilkins systematic approach to project budgeting, planning, and execution will provide you the tools and credibility to sell to the C-Suite.
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Friday April 19, 2024
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
07:00 AM - 01:00 PM
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
AFPM is pleased to announce that the Deputy Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Nitin Natarajan, will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 Security Conference. Director Natarajan is no stranger to the petrochemical and refining industry, having spoken at the 2023 AFPM International Petrochemical Conference and the AFPM sponsored Sam Houston University Institute of Homeland Security Thought Leaders Conference. In this keynote session Director Natarajan will discuss the role government and public-private partnerships will play defending against unconventional and new cyber attacks upon critical infrastructure.

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us for a session discussing the important need for increased collaboration between the security team members to deal with new cyber threats and current and future regulatory requirements, and soooo many new voluntary initiatives.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Implementation of the TSA Security Directives are in full swing---hear the latest on any implementation and compliance issues and the next steps for pipeline security.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency works closely with industry to help build a sector that can defend against both cyber and physical threats. During this session, CISA will speak to the future direction of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations and CFATS reauthorization priorities. This session will also provide brief conference attendees on the current and future work of the Global Chemical Security Congress.
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Closing Remarks