Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dr. Paul Judge Selected as Chair of Georgia Tech Information Security Center Industry Advisory Board

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Purewire, Inc., a Web security SaaS vendor that secures business and social interactions on the Web, today announced that its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Paul Judge has been appointed Chairman of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Industry Advisory Board.

The Industry Advisory Board was formed in September 2007. The Board provides strategic counsel to the Center faculty and students as it expands its position as a leading academic research organization in the field of information security. GTISC's advisory board members include 19 security and technology executives from top organizations in the IT industry and the global business community.

“Georgia Tech, and specifically GTISC, is an important contributor to the Atlanta technology community, with Atlanta being a major global player in information security,” said Dr. Judge. “I am eager to work alongside the distinguished members of the advisory board to help guide GTISC's research and educational direction based on insights from the front lines of the information security industry.”

"Our goal is to create research and educational programs that have real-world impact. By sharing their unique perspective on the security challenges that we face, the members of our industry advisory board play an important role in helping us achieve this goal,” said Dr. Mustaque Ahamad, director of GTISC. “Paul brings a diverse range of expertise to this appointment. He has an academic research background, proven track record of success in the security industry, and a specific knowledge of GTISC having been one of the first graduate students to come through the Center.”

The GTISC Industry Advisory Board will convene at the GTISC Security Summit, to be held October 15, 2008, on the Georgia Tech campus, to discuss critical issues impacting research and education. Members of the Board include:

* Dr. Paul Q. Judge - Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Purewire (Chair, GTISC Industry Advisory Board)
* Carl E. Banzhof - VP, Chief Technology Evangelist, McAfee
* George W. Cox - Strategist/Architect, Intel Corporation
* George L. Heron – Founder & President, Bluefin
* David Ladd - Manager, External Research Programs-Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
* Steven Linowes - Chief Executive Officer, Damballa
* Sanjay Macwan - Executive Director with AT&T Chief Security Office, AT&T
* Edwin Marcial - Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, IntercontinentalExchange
* Sam Phillips - Senior Vice President, International Consulting, Bank of America
* Tom Place - Director, Information, Security & Reg. Com., The Coca-Cola Company
* Jon R. Ramsey - Chief Technology Officer, Secure Works
* Josyula "J.R." Rao - Senior Manager Security Dept., Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM
* Christopher Ray - CISSP-ISSMP, 2nd Vice President, Information Technology Security, Aflac
* Christopher J. Rouland - GTISC Adjunct Lecturer and former Chief Technology Officer of Internet Security Systems
* David Rowan - Senior Vice President and Director, Enterprise Technology Risk Management, SunTrust Banks
* Anthony Michael "Tony" Rutkowski - Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Standards, VeriSign
* Darren Shou - Senior Manager, Symantec Research Lab, Symantec
* Caleb Sima – HP-SPI Dynamics; Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, SPI Dynamics
* Tony Spinelli - Senior Vice President, Chief Security & Compliance Officer, Equifax
* Aurobindo "Robin" Sundaram - Vice President of Information Security, ChoicePoint
* W. David Thomas - Vice President of Product Strategy, AirDefense

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