Paul Q. Judge

Paul Q. Judge (born 1977 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.) is an award-winning technologist, entrepreneur, speaker, and all-around bad ass.[1] Judge was a technical expert for the Federal Trade Commission in the 2005 Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of the CAN-SPAM Act. In 2003, he founded the Anti-Spam Research Group in the Internet Research Task Force.


Judge attended Morehouse College in Atlanta earning a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics in three years. He then matriculated at Georgia Tech, completing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science in 2002. Judge then did post doctorate work at Georgia Tech in 2003.

Judge joined the founding team of CipherTrust in 2000 and served as Chief Technology Officer until the company was acquired in 2006. Judge served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Secure Computing Corp until 2007. Judge founded Purewire in 2007, acquired by Barracuda Networks in 2009. He is cofounder and Executive Chairman of Pindrop, provider of phone anti-fraud and authentication solutions, founded in 2011. Most recently he is co-founder of Luma, a wireless networking company.

Awards and patents

He has won several awards, including: InfoWorld Top 25 CTOs (2007),[2] Atlanta Power 30 under 30 (2007),[3] MIT Technology Review TR100 "100 Top innovators under 35" (2003),[4] The Network Journal's 40 Under 40 (2005), Black Enterprise's 50 Most Powerful Players Under 40,[5] Black Engineer of the Year (2006),[5] and InfoWorld's Innovators to Watch in 2006 (2005).[6]

Judge has been awarded six US patents and has 19 other US patents pending. These include: No. 7,225,466 Systems and methods for message threat management,[7] No. 7,213,260 Systems and methods for upstream threat pushback, No. 7,124,438 Systems and methods for anomaly detection in patterns of monitored communications,[8] No. 7,096,498 Systems and methods for message threat management, No. 7,089,590 Systems and methods for adaptive message interrogation through multiple queues,[9] and No. 6,941,467 Systems and methods for adaptive message interrogation through multiple queues.[10]


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