While the power of e-commerce is enticing to businesses, it can be the breeding ground for security threats! E-commerce businesses and individuals worldwide incur huge losses from fraudulent transactions, security and data breaches, and malware. Between 2018 and 2023, it is estimated that losses will amount to about $130 billion. Are your platforms set up to combat this threat? Can composable commerce be the answer to ensure watertight security?
How can Composable Commerce Benefit your Security Posture?
The composable architecture is all about breaking down business goals into individual business capabilities. This is true for your security layers as well. When we deliver composable commerce solutions at Mindcurv, we put the onus of maintaining security standards on ourselves. Different clients have different security requirements and standards. There are components of security that we might enable in some projects due to business needs and budget; some features are not enabled since the project doesn’t need it.
AWS is probably the best way to integrate security with your platform. Customers who already have some parts in their AWS environment need to get only the missing parts. We can orchestrate this through AWS Control Tower, AWS Security Hub, AmazonGuard Duty, and other tools from AWS. And just like all composable architecture, you can plug, scale, and replace services within the platform.
AWS Control Tower
The AWS Control Tower is a managed service built on top of all AWS services to set up and govern a secure, multi-account AWS environment based on best practices. It has built-in integrations with various AWS Security services and makes it very convenient to deploy and manage those services.
AWS Security Hub
AWS Security Hub is the Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solution from AWS. It automates AWS security checks and centralizes the corresponding alerts. As a CSPM solution, it also detects deviations from security standards set by AWS or the industry. It can aggregate alerts from different sources and enable automated remediations as well.
Amazon GuardDuty is a threat detection service that continuously monitors your AWS accounts and workloads for malicious activity and delivers detailed security findings for visibility and remediation. And the good news is that Amazon GuardDuty can be integrated with AWS ControlTower right from the beginning. This makes sure that no resource will be without protection in the whole organization at any time.
AWS Organizations helps you centrally manage your accounts, group them according to your workflows and apply policies to accounts or groups for governance. With the Guardrails already defined in Control Tower with preventive and detective controls, you will be able to start your workloads instantly with a sound and secure baseline. The integration between these services is the key to success for securing your AWS Workloads. Although these are not the complete list of AWS Security services, AWS Control Tower, AWS Security Hub, and Amazon GuardDuty are considered the most critical services for you to start your e-commerce journey in a secure manner.
Security Simplified with the B2B Accelerator+
Now, let’s say you’ve decided to go the composable commerce route. You have a MACH-based e-commerce store ready, and you’re going to integrate it with AWS. But do you have the extensive security knowledge to do that? Keep in mind that your integrations might make or break your digital journey.
What if you could build a MACH platform with built-in security, ready to go right out of the box?
This thinking was one of the drivers behind us building the B2B accelerator+ for commercetools. Our digital experience accelerator can help you build your MACH-based e-commerce platform and comes with built-in composable security frameworks.
Most service providers are often reluctant to undertake security customizations. But our approach is all about integrating security features and customizations into your business process to fit your requirements. For example, AWS ControlTower comes with its default cloud-based single sign-on solution, AWS SSO. But if you have more advanced use-cases, we can set you up with external solutions like Azure AD, Okta, or OneLogin.
We annually revise the B2B Accelerator+ in terms of security, and you get a continuous improvement process for your platform. All our projects undergo an annual verification audit to aid internal quality control and ensure that we adhere to the best standards and practices concerning security. In addition, our engineers regularly update the security frameworks against which we check our products continuously.
Security is Part of our Company Culture
Security is a normal quality component of the services we deliver. This is why all our operations, planning, and processes inherently support it at every step. It starts right at the top – in fact, Nazareno Avila, our Co-founder and CTO, believes in built-in security as a guiding principle. He envisions a perfect balance between new security risks and new business opportunities.
Our security strategy is simple – do not put the security responsibility on a second entity. And this is followed everywhere – from the members running our internal IT to the cybersecurity processes and measures we follow for global cloud operations to the technology and tools we employ to keep security threats at bay.
If you’re looking to secure your e-commerce platform, we’d be happy to chat.
Senior Security Specialist