The importance of using a satellite connectivity provider with ISO 27001 Certification

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The importance of using a satellite connectivity provider with ISO 27001 Certification

With data breaches and cyber security incidents rarely out of the media, it is little wonder that data security and robust information security practices are a constant concern for Australian businesses. As the technology landscape changes and evolves at a rapid rate, IT leaders are left wondering how they can make proactive and decisive steps towards a safer way of operating?

One simple checkpoint is to ensure that your suppliers adhere to the highest global standards of data security available. This month, Orion Satellite Systems’ parent company, IPSTAR Australia announced that it had passed the vigorous assessment and achieved ISO 27001 Certification. This blog explores the benefits of the certification and what it means for Orion’s customers.


What is ISO 27001 Certification?

ISO 27001 assists organisations in identifying, assessing, and managing risks related to information security. It is an internationally recognised standard that sets out the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS). By implementing ISO 27001 controls, businesses safeguard sensitive data from unauthorised access, breaches, and cyber threats.


Who benefits from a supplier’s improved ISMS?

If you’re an Orion customer, you might be wondering what this means for your business. ISO 27001 Certification serves to benefit not only the business that’s undertaken the process, but all of their customers, especially when in the business of connectivity.


Governments and government businesses

According to the ASD Cyber Threat Report 2022 – 2023, the federal government sector reported the most cybersecurity breaches by far in 2023, with state government in second place.  Governments handle a vast amount of sensitive data. If a leak were successful not only is there damage to the trust from citizens, the citizens themselves are left exposed to the fallout.

If all suppliers to government were mandated to hold ISO 27001 Certification, the success of these breaches would be dramatically hindered, and in turn citizen data would be safer.


Suppliers to larger businesses

The larger the business, the more assets there are to exploit. Large businesses rely on extensive supply chains with numerous interconnected suppliers. Each supplier introduces a potential entry point for cyber attackers, who often require privileged access to systems or data. Cybercriminals exploit this access to try to breach the larger organisation.

If your business was the weak link in the chain that provided entry to a large customer’s data, you would wish that you had done everything in your power to beef up your IT security in the first place. Choosing a connectivity supplier that has ISO 27001 Certification is an important line of defence in ensuring you’re doing all you can to protect your valued customers.


Any business that holds client data

Whether you’re a multinational corporation or a local startup, the risks are real. Breaches happen, and their consequences ripple far beyond mere inconvenience. Imagine the reputation damage, the financial penalties, and the lost contracts—all stemming from a single, avoidable security lapse.

Here’s the stark reality: your suppliers matter. As we’ve already explored, they’re not just cogs in your business wheel; they’re potential entry points into your system. When you partner with a connectivity provider boasting ISO 27001 certification, you’re not merely ticking a compliance box. You’re strengthening your data ecosystem. It’s a strategic move—an investment in resilience, trust, and sustained success.


An ongoing commitment to data security

ISO 27001 Certification is an ongoing commitment to data security, with the team upholding the rigorous standards required to not only pass the certification but to maintain it. This level of commitment from your satellite connectivity partner is essential if you are serious about protecting your, and your customers’ sensitive data. So, choose wisely. Your data deserves nothing less.


About Orion Satellite Systems.

Orion Satellite Systems, a division of IPSTAR Australia, is a leading satellite provider in Australia and New Zealand. As one of only two infrastructure owner operators in Australia, we deliver all projects with our own staff and have the know-how to integrate with the latest technologies and products, ensuring a quick and seamless process. Our local, personable team operates 24/7 nationally with Service desks east and west while being backed by global infrastructure and innovation, ensuring our customers avoid international call centres and talk directly with our experts when needed.

For nearly two decades, Orion has been providing connectivity without borders to businesses in Australia and New Zealand. In this time, we have secured and supplied more than 7,000 connections, regardless of location or existing infrastructure.  Want to learn more about our satellite solutions?  Get in touch at [email protected] or call 1800 063 123.




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