Dr. Selim Aissi joined Ellie Mae in 2016 as Chief Security Officer (CSO). In this role, he has responsibility for Ellie Mae’s overall security program, including security operations, security engineering, and governance, risk, and compliance. Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Selim was the Vice President of Global Information Security at Visa where he led critical security programs that transformed Visa’s information security practices into a market-leader, enabled product innovation, and drove global expansion via new data centers. During his 4-year tenure at Visa, he was responsible for leading company-wide initiatives including the overall security of Visa Checkout, Apple Pay and Visa’s Data Protection Program. Before joining Visa, Selim spent over 11 years at Intel where he held senior management and technology roles and championed several security technologies for Intel’s server, desktop and mobile products. Prior to Intel, Selim held senior engineering positions at General Dynamics, General Motors, and Applied Dynamics International. Selim holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral engineering degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been an Advisory Board Member for several startups and was named one of the “Top 59 Most Influential Security Experts” by IT Security Magazine. He holds over 100 US and International patents in various areas of computer and information security and was co-author of the book Security for Mobile Networks and Platforms (Artech House).
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