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Ally Hoffman

Part-Time Lecturer

Ally Hoffman


  • M.S. in Cybersecurity, Northeastern University
  • B.S in Business Administration, Boston University


Ally Hoffman is a Part-Time Lecturer in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences where she teaches CY6200 – Special Topics in IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance. She is also 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, Ally spent four years in the Technology Risk Advisory practice at Ernst and Young in Boston. Ally earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity from Northeastern University. She holds several certifications including the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


Tyler, TX

Field of research/teaching

Information Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance

What is your research focus in a bit more detail? Is your current research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?

Ally Hoffman’s research focuses on cyber threats to the financial services industry. In particular, she focuses on vulnerabilities in emerging technologies and their impact on the banking system. Ally also studies the role of policy and legal enforcement on the advancement of cybersecurity. She describes her research as “the intersection of business, economics, and cybersecurity”.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

CY6200 – Special Topics in IT Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance