In 2000, Dr. Judge joined the founding team of CipherTrust which became one of the fastest growing companies in North America reaching 300 employees and over 3000 customers in more than 50 countries including half of the Fortune 500. CipherTrust was acquired by Secure Computing for $273 million in 2006. From 2006-2007 Dr. Judge served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of publicly traded Secure Computing. During his tenure at CipherTrust and Secure Computing, Dr. Judge headed the technology strategy and product delivery including research, engineering, and product management. Prior to his tenure at CipherTrust, Dr. Judge worked briefly with IBM and NASA.Â “Paul, has changed the game in a lot of ways,” say Gregory Evans CEO of Hi-Tech Crime Solutions and founder of NationalCyberSecurity.com. ” End users may not no his name, but thousands of end users use his products or services everyday,” says Evans.
Dr. Judge currently serves as Chief Research Officer and VP at Barracuda Networks. In 2009, Barracuda Networks acquired Purewire Inc, a leading Web security-as-a-service company that Judge founded. Purewire was started in 2007 and acquired within two years. In that time, Purewire grew to almost 40 employees, received several industry awards, and built an impressive customer base.
Dr. Judge is cofounder and Executive Chairman of Pindrop Security, provider of phoneÂ anti-fraud and authentication solutions, founded in 2011. He heads Judge Ventures, an investment firm that focuses on opportunities in making the Internet safe, useful, and entertaining. He is an investor and advisor at Ionic Security and Limitless Smart Shot. He is also an investor in Bluebox, Perch, and WizzyWig.
“Every kid that would like to venture into the security industry, should have a poster on their wall of Paul Judge,” says Evans.