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Dawn Foods, Inc.: Shifting Left eCommerce Security Infrastructure

Dawn Foods, Inc.: Shifting Left eCommerce Security Infrastructure

Key Customer Facts

Dawn Foods
- Location: Jackson, MI
- Size: 4,000 employees
- Industry: Bakery Product Manufacturing Industry
- Use case: Cloud Security and Secure SDLC Architecture Review with results and recommendations provided in a detailed report
- Website:
Dawn Foods, Inc.: Shifting Left eCommerce Security Infrastructure

Project Challenges

  • E-commerce stores are a high value target for malicious actors looking to cause havoc, and Dawn Foods, Inc. recognizes that securing their cloud infrastructure is a top priority to protect their customer’s data. ScaleSec is a Google Cloud Consulting Partner that has been recognized for cloud security expertise and was a natural fit to work side-by-side with Dawn Foods to secure their Google Cloud Platform presence.

Dawn Foods, Inc. is a leader in the Bakery Product Manufacturing Industry that recently built a robust, feature rich business-to-business digital ordering system on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The B2B ordering system leverages many GCP managed services which take advantage of Google’s secure infrastructure, but there are still areas which Dawn Foods must secure and perform due diligence in relation to best practices to increase their cloud security posture.


Dawn Foods understands and acknowledges the criticality of security in the cloud and selected ScaleSec to perform a security review of their Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) processes as well as an architecture review of their GCP environment.

Services provided

ScaleSec performed two assessments for Dawn Foods, Inc: a GCP security review and a SDLC secure architecture review. The GCP security review was conducted collaboratively with Dawn Foods, Inc. and covered areas such as Cloud Logging, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Compute Engine (GCE), and secret management in the cloud.

The SDLC secure architecture review focused on build and deployment processes and procedures, Dawn Food’s organization and culture in relation to development practices, insight and visibility into the SDLC, as well as the GCP infrastructure used to support the build pipelines.

Results / Impact / Highlights

ScaleSec was able to provide tailored recommendations in order to bolster Dawn Foods’ security posture in GCP and enhance their current SDLC practices. Together with Dawn Foods, ScaleSec was able to “shift security to the left” by highlighting areas of improvement in the build and deployment pipelines for the business-to-business digital ordering system. This included analysis as “far left” as security-focused unit testing and as “far right” as continuous monitoring, alerting, and guidance on how to automate remediations for sub-second protection.

ScaleSec was able to provide short, medium, and long-term goals and actionable recommendations that provided immediate security enhancements as well as a roadmap for a more mature GCP environment for Dawn Foods.

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