Selim Aissi, Ph.D.
Chief Security Officer at Ellie Mae
Dr. Selim Aissi is Ellie Mae’s Chief Security Officer. He is responsible for Ellie Mae’s Security Engineering, Operations, Strategy, Governance Risk & Compliance, and Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity.
Before joining Ellie Mae, Selim was the Vice President of Global Information Security at Visa. In that role, Selim transformed Visa’s information security program into the industry leader, led critical security programs including product security innovation, and enabled global growth and datacenter expansion. He also led the definition of security technologies for protecting Visa’s data, networks, data centers, digital wallets, applications, end-point devices, and other core capabilities for corporate network as well as issuer- and consumer-facing products and services. Selim was recognized for leading company-wide Security Initiatives including ApplePay, Visa’s APAC Data Center, and Visa’s Data Protection Programs.
Previously, 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 - Land Systems Division (M1A2 Battle Tank Vehicle Electronics), General Motors (Embedded Software Center of Excellence), and Applied Dynamics International.
Selim earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Senior Member of IEEE, and member of ACM and ISACA. He has filed over 100 patents in various areas of computer and information security, many of which are deployed in computing systems (e.g., Intel Trusted Platform Module, Trusted eXecution Technology) and consumer solutions/products (e.g., Visa Checkout, Apple Pay).
Selim has been an Advisory Board Member for several Startups (e.g., Dataguise, MagicCube, OneID), VCs (e.g., Ten Eleven Ventures, BGV), and Security Organizations & Institutions (e.g., UC Berkeley CISO Institute, Bay Area CISO Executive Governing Body, Intel Security Executive Advisory Board). He was named by the IT Security Magazine as one of the “Top 59 Most Influential Security Experts” and was co-author of the book Security for Mobile Networks and Platforms (Artech House).