December 09, 2019
Symetra Awarded ISO 27001 Certification for Cybersecurity
Designation affirms national life insurer’s information security management practices meet highest global standard
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced it has attained ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, a globally recognized standard mandating multiple controls for the establishment, maintenance and certification of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). These stringent requirements ensure that an organization’s data management, customer data and third-party information is secure and that best practices are established for information security.
“Symetra is committed to protecting the information that our nearly 3 million annuity, life insurance and employee benefits customers and our business partners entrust us with every day. With data breaches an increasingly common occurrence, customers want assurance that their sensitive information is secure. Symetra’s ISO certification gives them and all of our stakeholders an additional level of confidence that their data is protected,” said Kelli Burns, vice president, Chief Information Security Officer.
Symetra underwent comprehensive testing to validate that its ISMS is compliant with the ISO 27001 standard. The audit process covered topics such as physical security, access control, risk management procedures, business continuity, threat mitigation, loss prevention and improved security practices.
BSI Group, an accredited certification body, conducted the independent audit and granted the ISO 27001 certification.
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.
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