Speaker details

Karyn Higa-Smith

Research and Development Program Manager

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Karyn Higa-Smith is a Program Manager at the Science and Technology Directorate under the Homeland Security Advance Research Projects Agency, Cyber Security Division. The Cyber Security Division is working to strengthen America’s security and resiliency by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security missions, Public Safety, All Hazards across the country and world at all levels of government, partnering and collaborating with industry and academia. Ms. Higa-Smith manages projects in Identity Management and Data Privacy initiatives. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering at Clemson University and is a certified Identity Management professional from the Naval Postgraduate School. She has 15 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) Security, Information Assurance, and Security Audit and Assessments for the U.S. Department of Defense and DHS.


Date Title

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015

May 06, 2015
OASIS SAML & XACML for Consumer Identity
Securing Sensitive Data While Enhancing Privacy
May 06, 2015
Think Globally, Act Locally
Understanding and Dealing with Macro-Level Risks that Affect your Institution’s Risk Profile