Yassir Abousselham

Yassir Abousselham

Yassir Abousselham is the Chief Information Security Officer at Splunk. In this capacity, he oversees the delivery of the cyber security mandate across the organization and supports Splunk customers in bringing data to every question, decision and action within their security programs. Prior to Splunk, Yassir served as Chief Information Security Officer at Okta where he managed the Information Security function and chaired investments to position Okta as a leading security company. Before Okta, Yassir acted as the Chief Information Security Officer for SoFi, in addition to holding various security leadership roles at Google and EY. Yassir is also an active member in the cybersecurity industry, from co-chairing the San Francisco Evanta CISO Summit, to acting as an advisor to cybersecurity startups. Yassir also holds two U.S. patents in trusted network communication.

What You Really Do:

Improve our ability to protect Splunk and its customers

First day at Splunk:

January 31, 2020


Family, cycling, classic rock and hacking

Favorite Quote:

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

— Vince Lombardi

Favorite Movie:

The Godfather

Favorite Album:

Pink Floyd – The Wall

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