Jeffrey Ward

National Managing Partner Third Party Attestation (SOC/WebTrust/Cybersecurity/Blockchain) - BDO USA, LLP

Jeff’s professional experience encompasses over 28 years and he is responsible for the coordination and execution of BDO’s National Service Offferings related to Third Party Assurance, including Service Organization Controls (SOC), WebTrust for Certification Authorities, and Cybersecurity reporting.  Jeff works with a variety of industries including technology, software companies, large government agencies, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, financial institutions, entertainment companies and online retailers.

Jeff is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, serving as Co-Chairman of the WebTrust/PKI Assurance Task Force (Founding Member) and Cybersecurity Working Group Member, and he serves as Board Secretary for the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has authored several security/privacy articles for IBM, CCH, CIO Magazine and the Journal of Accountancy and was the recipient of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants “Innovative User of Technology” Award.

Jeff works internationally with the CA/Browser Forum, a consortium of web browsers such as Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple, as well as Certification Authorities such as Digicert, Verisign, and Symantec, to name a few.  In this role, Jeff provides input on evolving security issues and challenges. 

Jeff received a B.S., Business Administration – Accounting,  Southeast Missouri State University.

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