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Durward Ferland, Partner, South Portland, Maine South Portland

30 Long Creek Drive
South Portland, ME 04106-2437



Email: durward.ferland@wipfli.com

Durward J. Ferland, Jr., CISA, CISM, CRISC


Durward Ferland, Jr., leads Wipfli’s risk advisory services practice. In this role, he guides the strategic direction of the practice and enhances Wipfli’s service offerings. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology (IT) governance, risk and control, Durward has extensive knowledge of System and Organization Controls (SOC) auditing and the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT). He provides consulting services to financial institutions, insurance companies, service bureaus and data centers in the areas of developing and auditing effective IT-related controls.


  • Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Certified Information Security Manager
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

Professional memberships and activities

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) – Member
  • TruChoice Federal Credit Union – Secretary and board member
  • Portland Boxing Club – Treasurer and board member
  • Wipfli Foundation – Board member

Areas of Focus

  • SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 examinations
  • IT general control reviews
  • Readiness assessments
  • Technology audits
  • Sarbanes-Oxley preparation and control testing


Husson University - South Portland, Maine
  • Master of science degree in business
  • Master of science degree in business administration
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine - Standish, Maine
  • Bachelor of arts degree in mathematics