BKD Cyber Team

BKD Cyber Team

Cindy Boyle, CPA, CIA, CITP, CISA



With more than 30 years of experience, Cindy is a leader in BKD’s IT Risk Services (ITRS) division, which comprises IT security and internal controls auditors in offices across the firm.  ITRS provides corporate governance services of risk assessments, SOC readiness, SSAE18/SOC exams, internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) consulting as well as a suite of cybersecurity solutions: cybersecurity risk assessments, BKD Red Team—advanced threat and vulnerability testing and social engineering, incident response and investigation, business continuity resilience, policy and procedure creation, Payment Card Industry compliance and awareness training for employees and boards of directors.

Cindy currently serves on the board of directors for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.  She is also on the board of directors for Delta Dental of Arkansas where she serves as a member of the finance and investment committee and chairs the audit and risk committee.  She is a member of the Founder’s Circle of Arkansas State University Women’s Business Leadership Center, providing scholarships and mentoring for women.  She is a co-founder and treasurer of the Leadership Foundation for Women—a group that serves to educate and empower women.

Cindy is a National Association of Corporate Directors governance fellow.

She is a graduate of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, with a B.S. degree in accounting.

Ron Hulshizer, CMA, CGEIT, CISA

Managing Director


Ron has more than 25 years of experience helping companies with information technology (IT), security and financial accounting issues.  He primarily focuses on providing internal audit IT and IT security services to financial institutions.  His team conducts Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council reviews, general IT control reviews, internal and external penetration testing, business continuity plans and social engineering reviews for approximately 250 banks and financial institutions  He holds Certified Management Accountant® (CMA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations.

He is a graduate of James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a B.B.A. degree, and a graduate of Ashland University, Ohio, with an M.B.A. degree.




Rex has more than 25 years of IT, business and leadership experience.  His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, data privacy, IT governance, project and program management, enterprise risk management, security management and operations, internal and external audit, regulatory compliance and controls assurance.  He has served as a trusted advisor for executive management and a liaison between IT, internal audit and external auditors.

Prior to joining BKD, he held positions with an international accounting firm and recently led the global cybersecurity practice for a large technology and consulting firm.  In this role, Rex provided services to companies in the health care, financial services, not-for-profit, education, telecommunications, retail and manufacturing industries.

Rex is a graduate of The University of Kansas, Lawrence, with a B.A. degree in journalism and an M.B.A. degree with an IT concentration. He also is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, and a graduate of the DoD Command and General Staff College and National Defense University.

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