WFG Information and Systems Security Status Update

UPDATE | July 22, 2021

Since first learning about the events affecting Cloudstar and its customers, senior management and the Information Security Team at WFG National Title Insurance Company have continued to monitor all WFG systems and servers looking for anything that might threaten the security or integrity of information and data on WFG’s network. WFG does not rely on third party service providers like Cloudstar for cloud storage, opting rather to own and manage its infrastructure and servers, which are hosted in closely monitored secure data centers in the U.S. There have been no operational disruptions at WFG since first learning of the events affecting Cloudstar and its customers. Other than a higher than usual alert level it’s been ‘business as usual’ at WFG. WFG’s National Title Services (NTS) and National Agent Services Division (NASD) continue to offer title production, escrow and customer service assistance to title agents who have been adversely affected by the events at Cloudstar.

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HousingWire’s 2021 Rising Stars – Matt Wilson

The 8th annual HousingWire ‘Rising Stars’ were announced on Tuesday, June 1 and among the 50 industry leaders under the age of 40 is Matt Wilson, VP of Product Development for WEST, a Williston Financial Group company.

Wilson and the others are being recognized for “shaping and driving the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries forward.” He was chosen by HousingWire’s Selection Committee based on his “professional achievements within the organization, contributions to the overall housing economy, community outreach, client impact and personal success.”

According to HousingWire’s Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Wheeler, Wilson is part of “an impressive group [whose] hard work and resiliency is evident in the success they brought to their companies during a year that started off with shut downs and ended up with record origination volume.”

“Usually we think of Rising Stars as the future leaders of housing, but in many cases this year’s winners are already leading in significant ways,” Wheeler said.

Wilson and his team at WEST are focused on products that address the need for security, transparency, and greater efficiency in our increasingly virtual world.  His background has given him a deep understanding of the processes and players in the mortgage and settlement services industries, where the opportunities for innovation and improvement reside.

In the last year, Wilson completed more than a half a dozen integrations, connecting WFG with title agents and their platforms, while also adding independent integrations to default service providers, trustees, lenders, and real estate agents.

This year, he deployed MyHome® Exchange, a new product under WFG’s MyHome® brand.  It allows consumers to collaborate with WFG seamlessly, from the beginning of a transaction to the end, including electronically signing documents.  Using Wilson’s expertise, WFG successfully deployed MyHome®, a series of online transactional dashboards, to keep consumers, real estate agents, title professionals, and mortgage lenders updated in real-time as to the status of the real estate transaction during the settlement process.