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Blackhawk Networks names Selim Aissi Chief Information Security Officer

Blackhawk Network, a global financial technology company and payment technology solutions, announced naming veteran information security executive Selim Aissi as Chief Information Security Officer, according to a press release.

Aissi will lead the company’s cybersecurity for the company, including security strategy, engineering, infrastructure and governance, business continuity and third-party risk management.

Aissi brings more than 20 years of technology and financial industry leadership experience to Blackhawk; his most recent role was Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer at ICE Mortgage Technology (previously known as Ellie Mae), where he led security engineering, operations, strategy, cyber resilience, GRC and third-party risk.

“Selim’s experience in shaping the future of cybersecurity for the payments world is a perfect fit for our world-class Blackhawk team and will be a critical part of our goals to continue delivering innovative security solutions as part of a new commerce landscape,” Blackhawk Network Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Nik Sathe stated in the release.

“It is critical for Blackhawk to be an industry leader in both technology and security, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of the developments that will shape how we shop, spend and save, today and in the future,” Sathe said.

Before his tenure at ICE Mortgage Technology, Selim Aissi also served as VP of Global Information Security at Visa. There he was recognized for leading large initiatives including Apply Pay, Visa’s APAC data center and the company’s data protection programs.

Aissi also received the 2019 and 2021 CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) of the Year Award and was ranked in 2021’s Top 100 Global CISOs, according to the release. He has also been named a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute.

In other recent fintech news, Ocrolus partnered with Resource Financial Services (RFS) to offer automated online mortgage processes. Location analytics startup Placer.ai also raised $100 million to earn unicorn status at a $1 billion valuation.

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