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Ally Hoffman

Part-Time Lecturer

Ally Hoffman

Research Interests

  • Information security governance, risk, and compliance


  • MS in Cybersecurity, Northeastern University
  • BS in Business Administration, Boston University


Ally Hoffman is a part-time lecturer in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. She is a senior risk specialist in banking supervision at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she specializes in evaluating IT and cybersecurity risk at financial institutions. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Hoffman spent four years in the technology risk advisory practice at Ernst and Young in Boston. She holds several certifications including the Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

About Ally

Where did you grow up?

Tyler, Texas.

What are your research interests?

My research focuses on cyber threats to the financial services industry. In particular, I focus on vulnerabilities in emerging technologies and their impact on the banking system. I also study the role of policy and legal enforcement on the advancement of cybersecurity. My research is at the intersection of business, economics, and cybersecurity.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

I teach Special Topics in IT Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance (CY6200).