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

Earning ISO/IEC 27001 Certification required multiple on-site reviews and exhaustive audits by an independent firm

GREENSBORO, NC, November 10, 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, which is a company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), 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.

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 innovative, quality risk solutions that help mortgage lenders remain competitive while generating a profitable and responsible book of business for their stakeholders. Products include first-lien private mortgage insurance—most notably Performance Premium®, an industry-leading risk-based pricing option. Among United Guaranty's suite of loan analysis and risk management tools are indices that measure loan risk and geographic quality. United Guaranty was established in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1963 and is a company of American International Group, Inc.


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