BKD Cyber Services


BKD Cyber Professionals Work Smarter to Help Protect Your Organization

In today’s increasingly connected world, your organization faces a number of threats and risks. A cyberattack could occur anytime and expose your company’s vital information, result in a theft or introduce malware into your organization. The BKD Cyber team can help you develop a plan to protect against unforeseen attacks. Whether you want to prepare for the worst, respond to a breach or remedy weaknesses in your systems, BKD is ready to assist.

Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) Advisor Services

Need a Chief Information Officer (CIO)? BKD’s virtual ClO advisor services can assist with IT strategic planning, disaster recovery planning and testing and more. In today’s fast-paced environment of technological change, significant opportunities exist for organizations to stay ahead, or get ahead, of marketplace conditions while leveraging technology as a strategic advantage. However, investing in hiring, training and retaining a dedicated chief information officer (CIO) can be prohibitive and difficult to justify. BKD can help.

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IT Audits & General Control Testing

IT audits and general control testing evaluates your institution’s control environment based on current policies, applicable law, regulations or guidelines. Our tests can help assess your ability to safeguard assets, maintain data integrity and effectively achieve security objectives. Below are some of the tests our BKD Cyber professionals can perform for you:

  • FFIEC – Information Technology (IT) General Control Testing
  • GLBA – Information Security Control Testing
  • FDICIA IT Key Control Testing
  • SOX IT Key Control Testing
  • Customized IT Internal Audit Control Testing

Cyber Risk Assessment

A cyber risk assessment can mean a number of things. Below are some of the assessments our BKD Cyber professionals can customize and perform for you:

  • FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework Assessment
  • IT Risk Assessment
  • Information Security Risk Assessment
  • Gap Analysis and/or Validation Assessment
  • Customized IT-Related Risk Assessments

Penetration Testing

Technology infrastructure is the backbone of your organization. Some of the penetration tests we can perform include:

  • Network – Internal and/or External
  • BKD Red Team
  • Web Applications
  • Wireless
  • PCI Pen Testing
  • Cloud Pen Testing
  • Social Engineering

Access Analyzer

You’re running your organization with the help of Microsoft Dynamics GP but may have concerns about employee access. An employee with too much access can pose a risk to your organization. Separating those conflicts of duties and making sure employees only have the access they need to do their jobs is crucial.

That’s why BKD developed Access Analyzer GP—an interactive, one-screen dashboard that helps identify conflicts in duties throughout your financial system. 

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Regulatory Compliance

Regulations affect almost every industry. Below are some of the key areas we can help assess based on your organization’s requirements:

  • GDPR
  • GLBA/FFIEC/InTREx – Financial Institutions
  • GLBA – Higher Education
  • HIPAA – Healthcare
  • NIST 800-53, 800-171
  • ISO 27001

Incident Response

Readiness: BKD Cyber professionals can help you assess the strength of your incident response program. We can assist in developing your custom incident response plan or test your existing plan against cyberthreat scenarios—allowing your organization to stay current in its effort to mitigate the effect of an attack.

Post-Breach: BKD Cyber can provide support if your organization faces a cyberattack. This includes providing computer forensic services to assess the effect and following the entire chain of custody process to appropriately handle media throughout the investigation process. 

BKD Red Team

Ever wonder what a hacker would do once in your network? BKD Red Team is a digital attack simulation that answers that question. BKD Cyber professionals perform this hack under controlled conditions using the same actions that an actual malicious outsider would perform to access and harvest data to take out of your organization. This exercise is an effective way to assess how a real-world breach would affect your organization and also train your security team to more rapidly respond to a cyber incident.

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BKD WhiteHat Services

Drawing on extensive cybersecurity expertise, BKD WhiteHat Services helps give you peace of mind by combating black hat threats and guiding you through the necessary steps to address cyberthreats. With this monthly subscription, you’ll have access to a full suite of cybersecurity services, including a subscription to IntegraReport™—BKD’s fraud hotline service that can be used to report cyber incidents.

SOC for Cybersecurity

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) released a framework designed to help increase trust and transparency over your organization’s controls as it relates to a cybersecurity risk management program. This type of examination is appropriate for virtually any organization, including businesses and not-for-profit organizations. It allows for flexibility through a customized security framework and helps build resilient organizations that know the effectiveness of their cybersecurity controls. Think this might be for you?

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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance

PCI Attestation: Any organization that accepts credit or debit card payments is subject to Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. As a qualified security assessor company, BKD can assist you with an independent annual assessment. Whether it’s a Report on Compliance (ROC) or Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), our team can help you complete your report and Attestation of Compliance (AOC).

PCI Readiness: For businesses that are uncertain of their PCI compliance, BKD Cyber provides advisory services through a readiness assessment. This involves evaluating your current environment against the applicable PCI requirements for your organization to help you see where you stand among the current PCI Data Security Standard.

How can we help you?

Whether you need help mitigating potential threats or tackling an active cyber breach, we have a dedicated team of professionals ready to assist.