Showcasing Interactive, Highly Engaging Security Awareness Training Program That Drives Real Employee Behavior Change

Pacific Grove, Calif., November 5, 2015 – Security Mentor, a global leader of innovative security awareness training that drives real behavior change, today announced Security Mentor subject-matter experts will be available to discuss the benefits of implementing an interactive, highly engaging, security awareness training program with organizations in the oil and natural gas industry attending the conference.

“Cybersecurity is vital to the infrastructure of the oil and natural gas industry and the annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo provides industry leaders an opportunity to network with cybersecurity professionals, and openly discuss challenges and solutions,” said Marie White, CEO and President, Security Mentor. “It’s a very exciting time for Security Mentor as we are seeing growing demand for our security awareness training program. With an increasing number of customers in the oil and natural gas industry, we look forward to showcasing our award-winning program at this year’s API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo.”

According to a 2015 report by Trend Micro and the Organization of American States (OAS), hacking critical infrastructure is accelerating and becoming more destructive than ever before. The global oil and natural gas industries are leading targets for this disturbing trend, and some of the key survey findings from top leaders include:

  • 53% have seen an increase in cyberattacks against critical infrastructure over the past year
  • 76% said cyberattacks were getting more sophisticated

In response to these trends, and to better prepare organizations for other cyber incidents, the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) will soon be releasing a guide that offers best practices and guidance on state government cyber disruption response plans. In a session titled “How Governments Plan to Respond to Disruptive Cyberattacks: New Readiness Guide Points the Way”,which takes place on Tuesday, November 10 at 1 p.m. (CT), Security Mentor CSO and Chief Strategist Dan Lohrmann will offer an overview of the NASCIO guide along with providing checklists for organizations in the global oil and natural gas industries for coordinating, integrating and supporting cyber disruption response planning, process, technology, governance and organization to ensure they can maintain a high level of capability and capacity in anticipating, preventing and responding to major cyber incidents.

API Conference 2015 attendees are invited to stop by the Security Mentor booth to learn how the company combines engaging, highly interactive training that employees love to take, with content-rich lessons that convey critical security information. For more information, follow the company on Twitter at @SecurityMentor and on LinkedIn. Join the conversation at the event on Twitter with the hashtag #APICybersecurity.

About Security Mentor

Security Mentor’s groundbreaking and award-winning security awareness training elevates security and compliance by transforming your workforce into security savvy employees. With only 10 minutes/month, our interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format that drives real behavior change. The result: an engaged staff that values security. Security Mentor’s training is available as a cloud-based service from Security Mentor with username/password authentication or Federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM 1.2 compliant modules for use on an organization’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Incorporated in 2008, Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments. To learn more, view our two-minute introductory video or request a demo at

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