Selim Aissi is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Blackhawk Network. Selim brings more than 20 years of experience in numerous leadership positions in the technology and financial industries. Prior to joining Blackhawk, he was Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer at ICE Mortgage Technology (previously known as Ellie Mae). Prior to ICE Mortgage Technology, Selim served as Vice President of Global Information Security at Visa. During his tenure, Aissi was recognized for leading companywide security initiatives including Apple Pay, Visa’s APAC data center, and Visa’s data protection programs.
Selim has received industry accolades for security innovation and leadership, including the 2019 and 2021 CISO of the Year Award and 2021’s Top 100 Global CISOs. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Selim earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. engineering degrees 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 holds over 100 US and global security-related patents for the productization of security products and innovation of financial solutions for products, services, consumers, and firms globally. Selim has also served as a Board Member for several startups, venture capital firms, and security institutions, including FS-ISAC MRC, the State of California’s Cybersecurity Task Force, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), UC Berkeley’s CISO Institute, the Bay Area CISO Executive Governing Body and CISO Magazine.