Louisa Hoberman


VISA, Inc.

Senior Enterprise Risk Analyst

Louisa Hoberman, CISSP, is Senior Information Security Analyst at VISA, Inc. in the Business Security and Assurance Department.  She is a member of the Risk Management team, conducting risk assessments of applications and systems.  In addition, she acts as risk advisor, providing intelligence to selected verticals. 

Ms. Hoberman is Vice-President and Treasurer of (ISC)2-Austin Chapter.  (ISC)2, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, is one of the leading providers of education, certification, ethical guidance, and networking opportunities to information security professionals worldwide.  

Ms. Hoberman also has 10 years of information security experience at four large Texas state agencies. Most recently, she held the position of Information Technology Auditor II at the Comptroller of Public Accounts.  She has served as Information Security Analyst I and Continuity of Operations coordinator at the Office of the Attorney General (Administrative and Legal Division).  At the Texas Education Agency, and at the Department of Aging and Disability Services (Health and Human Services Agency), Ms. Hoberman was Information Security Analyst (System Analyst II and III, respectively).

As Lecturer, Ms. Hoberman taught for five years at the University of Texas, Austin.  She has also been an Assistant Professor at George Mason University (VA), Wesleyan University (CT), and Pomona College (CA).

Ms. Hoberman is the author of Mexico’s Merchant Elite (Duke University Press), which received a prize from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Universities of the United States.  She has also published two co-edited books and many peer-reviewed articles on the history of government, technology, and economic development in Latin America.