Press Release

Ellie Mae's Selim Aissi Named Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards CISO of the Year

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Oct. 3, 2019Ellie Mae®, the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, today announced that Selim Aissi has been selected CISO of the Year. This was granted by the CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top leaders, companies, technologies and products in the global information security market. The winning CyberSecurity Breakthrough selections showcase information security technologies, companies and people that push ingenuity and exemplify the best in cybersecurity technology solutions across the globe.

Aissi joined Ellie Mae in 2015 as Ellie Mae’s Chief Security Officer, responsible for the overall security program including security operations, security engineering, governance, risk, compliance, and third-party risk. Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Aissi was the vice president of Global Information Security at Visa, where he led critical security programs that transformed Visa’s information security practices, enabled product innovation, and drove global expansion via new data centers. Since joining Ellie Mae, he has been named as CSO50, received the Reboot Technology Leadership Award, been named One of the Most Innovative CISOs and one of the Top 100 CISOs globally.

“It is an honor to be recognized by CyberSecurity Breakthrough for Ellie Mae’s cybersecurity leadership,” said Selim Aissi, CISO, Ellie Mae. “Given the nature of the environment today, it is essential to continue driving security innovation, coaching the next generation of Cybersecurity leaders, and ensuring the seamless coordination between private, state and government Cybersecurity entities.”

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“2019 proved to be an exhilarating year for the information security industry between new developments in artificial intelligence, cloud security and new technologies developed in response to the various new vulnerabilities and cyber incidents on the rise,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “We are excited to officially announce our 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award winners and we extend a sincere congratulations to all of the “breakthrough” companies for their well-deserved industry recognition.”

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and shorten the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.


Erica Bigley
Ellie Mae, Inc.
(925) 227-5913

Heather Coirin
(310) 496-4439

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