As the manager for Application Security for the Australian Logistics juggernaut, enabling his developers to get to production as quickly and as securely as possible was constantly top-of-mind. There were so many tools already in place and an impossibly large amount of data, with no way to take that data from the input sources and place it into a single platform where the developer team could make valuable use of it.
At his wits-end, the AppSec Manager reached out to a Slack community he belongs to, which includes security practitioners across different industries. After explaining his use-case, he asked simply… “Has anyone done this? What is everyone doing? I can’t be alone here.” One member of the community recommended he look at Nucleus.
“There was maybe one other platform that deserved consideration. But, they were so unrealistically expensive, even for an enterprise of our size to pay, it made no sense.”
The AppSec Manager dove into due diligence of his own. He recognized some promise in Nucleus, which at the time was new to the market without the impressive customer list of today. He requested an exploratory call – where he was floored by the candor he received.
Nucleus was deployed to the enterprise and evolved with the broader security program. A core tenant of Nucleus is to “work the way that you do”, showing a willingness to be flexible and evolve the solution to tackle the real-world problems that customers are facing.
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Nucleus is now the central source of data for “everything” at the enterprise’s security operations, and has expanded in scope and adoption into other business units. By having a complete picture of their assets in one shared platform, developers can better prioritize their work while also giving product managers insight and focus to optimize the security posture of their product.
Nucleus helped shift the culture by bringing vast sets of data from disparate tools into a central hub and giving users that information across function. Using the Nucleus platform for unified vulnerability management enabled the enterprise to get vital security information out from behind the curtain of the security team and into the hands and desktops of the developer team. Developers now take direct responsibility for security in their area and can act on the information in their lane.