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Crystal Pugh is the visionary Founder and CEO of Cyber Protection Consulting Services (CPCS), a cutting-edge IT cybersecurity consulting firm based in the heart of NYC. Crystal's mission is clear: to provide business owners with more than just cybersecurity solutions—she offers peace of mind in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

At CPCS, Crystal leads a dynamic team that delivers a comprehensive suite of IT services, from virtual Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles to DevSecOps and Tech Support tailored for small and mid-sized businesses. Crystal's firm isn't just about technology; it's about fostering innovation and efficiency, ensuring her clients thrive in the digital realm.

Before establishing CPCS Inc., Crystal honed her skills in a corporate executive role at a non-profit organization. Here, she spearheaded technology and security initiatives, managing the tech budget, liaising with third-party vendors, and implementing organization-wide security protocols. Crystal's expertise extends to consulting for diverse entities, including small and medium-sized corporations, non-profits, and individuals. Her projects cover personalized infrastructure design, disaster recovery, and performance analysis, with specializations in hybrid cloud and physical security, data protection, and compliance.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Crystal is deeply committed to inspiring the next generation of STEM enthusiasts. Devoting countless hours to student cohorts, she offers rotational internship opportunities and exposes young minds to entrepreneurial challenges. Crystal is not just a consultant; she's a mentor, guiding aspiring professionals through the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Experience: 11 years

Yearly salary: $140,000

Hourly rate: $75

Nationality: 🇺🇸 United States

Residency: 🇺🇸 United States


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