United Guaranty Puts Information Security Management Systems to the Test to Earn Globally Recognized ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

Greensboro, NC—October 18, 2015

Demonstrating its commitment to the highest standards for information security management, United Guaranty has earned ISO/IEC 27001 certification, a globally recognized standard for managing information security risk.

United Guaranty achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification following an in-depth assessment by the independent certification body, British Standards Institution (BSI), which included extensive on-site reviews and audits.

“What sets United Guaranty apart is the certainty we provide our customers by subjecting our information security program to the rigorous and comprehensive third-party review required for ISO/IEC 27001 certification,” said Joe Weider, Chief Business Officer and Chief Information Officer, United Guaranty. “To our customers, ISO/IEC 27001 certification means United Guaranty is among a set of leading-edge companies worldwide that demonstrate information security is a priority, adhere to best practices, and continually improve to meet emerging risks,” Weider said.

United Guaranty earned IS Certificate Number 632667, which is valid for three years. United Guaranty will undergo post-certification reviews and recertification audits over the next three years to ensure the company remains aligned to best practices while continuing to adapt to meet the latest security risks.

BSI audited United Guaranty’s operations to determine the company has identified security risks and put controls in place to reduce or effectively manage those risks—including the protection of confidential data.

“Certification to ISO/IEC 27001 requires a solid commitment to establishing the processes and procedures necessary to adequately protect information. United Guaranty is to be congratulated on their achievement,” said Todd VanderVen, President of BSI Americas.

About BSI

One Company, One Solution. By packaging assessment, training and a management system toolset, BSI delivers a business improvement solution that combines it all in a comprehensive service offering and allows us to provide an integrated approach to meet the needs of the organization and embed excellence across the business. BSI presents a one-stop value proposition from the decision to improve systems through to registration and continual improvement. From start to finish, BSI helps turn complexity into simplicity. 

About United Guaranty

United Guaranty Corporation and its subsidiaries provide certainty to mortgage lenders through world-class underwriting, quality risk solutions, and dynamic pricing available through Performance Premium®, the industry’s only MI pricing that is truly risk-based. Established in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1963, United Guaranty is a company of American International Group, Inc.