Paul Q. Judge

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Paul Q. Judge (born 1977 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.) is a technologist and entrepreneur.[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.[2]


Judge attended Morehouse College in Atlanta for three years, earning a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. 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 co-founder and Executive Chairman of Pindrop, a company which sells phone anti-fraud and authentication services, founded in 2011. Most recently he co-founded Luma, a wireless networking company.[citation needed]