Energy Security Council - Serving Global Energy - Premier Energy Security Networking Organization

 
Welcome to the Energy Security Council Website

We believe the need for effective networking and information sharing among security  professionals gets more critical every year.  We are a one of a kind non-profit organization  that consists of executive, mid-level managers, and professionals who represent global oil,  gas, power generation, transmission, petrochemical and related service companies.  


ESC Highlights its Board of Directors

One way to judge the strength and leadership of an organization is to look at the leaders who volunteer their time to serve on the Board of Directors and guide and direct the organization.  At the Energy Security Council, we are extremely proud of the composition of our seasoned Board of Directors, all of whom are involved in security in the energy sector and who are all proven leaders in their own companies and organizations.  Take a look at the brief bios of our Board members and we’re sure you will agree that this is truly an outstanding collection highly experienced professionals who are collectively directing ESC’s future. 

 
ESC EVENTS

All ESC meeting attendees are eligible for CPP & TCOLE credits upon request.

May 11, 2020 - Monday
2020 ESC Top Golf Outing
Houston, TX - Top Golf
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Registration Closes: 4/30/2020
May 11-13, 2020; Monday - Wednesday
2020 ESC Annual Conference - Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration
Houston, Texas - Houston Marriott Westchase
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Registration Closes: 4/30/2020
May 11-13, 2020; Monday - Wednesday
2020 ESC Annual Conference - Attendee Registration
Houston, Texas - Houston Marriott Westchase
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Registration Closes: 4/30/2020





"Surveillance Detection for Bombing Prevention Course"
By - posted at 2/25/2020 1:21:56 PM

Please see the attached flyer for a rare opportunity to attend the DHS Office of Bombing Prevention course on Surveillance Detection. This is a 3-day course beginning on March 17 at Holocaust Museum Houston. The class will start at 8 AM. Parking is available on-site. Security will validate parking slips for this lot. 


"News Article of Interest - Ransomware Attack on Gas Compressor Station"
By - posted at 2/20/2020 10:45:09 AM

News Article of Interest, specifically operator did not have in their Facility Emergency Response Plan procedures to address risk of cyber-attacks.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/ransomware-shuts-gas-compressor-for-2-days-in-latest-attack-1.1392202

Ransomware Shuts Gas Compressor for 2 Days in Latest Attack Feb 18, 2020

(Bloomberg) -- A recent ransomware attack caused a U.S. natural gas compressor facility to shut for two days, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country's energy infrastructure over the past few years.

Hackers sent emails with a malicious link to gain control of the facility's information technology system, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday in an alert. The agency didn't say which facility was targeted, when the attack occurred or who was behind it.

It appears likely that the attacker explored the facility's network to "identify critical assets" before executing the ransomware attack, according to Nathan Brubaker, a senior manager at the cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. This tactic -- which has become increasingly popular among hackers -- makes it "possible for the attacker to disable... [Read More]



"CDC Informational Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)"
By - posted at 2/13/2020 10:25:01 AM

Critical Infrastructure Partners,

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared two public service announcements regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus, now officially renamed COVID-19—coronavirus disease, 2019—by the World Health Organization. The announcements, attached via links here, address actions the general public can take to help stop the spread of germs.

 Additionally, CDC has posted interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/guidance-business-response.html. CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. For general and other useful information regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

 Please ensure widest dissemination to your memberships and organizations.

 Respectfully,

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency



ENDORSEMENTS

“The Energy Security Council is a highly effective group dedicated to meeting the security needs of the energy industry.  The networking opportunities are unparalleled and the conferences are always filled with interesting and highly valuable speakers and topics.  I strongly recommend becoming a member to anybody working in this business.”

Brian K. Cook
Regional Manager - Americas
Chevron Global Security


“The value of the relationships established in ESC is tremendous.  The knowledge, expertise and relationships among security professionals in the private and public sector are all heightened through participation in the ESC.  We live in a world of emerging and changing threats and the ESC provides an opportunity for security leaders both public and private to address those threats through collaboration and cooperation.” 

Matt D. Slinkard
Executive Assistant Chief
Houston Police Department








Please feel free to use the short Energy Crime Stoppers power point program at your safety meetings.
Click here to download the presentation.