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Rayovacs IT team discusses network security, Sarbanes-Oxley and ROI myths

Rayovac Corporation and the brands it owns worldwide make batteries, lights and personal grooming products, including foil electric razors and a wide range of other products. The company employs about 5,000 people. Ben Bradley recently sat down for a chat with network engineer Mike Gutknecht; Brent Leland, director of business IT; and Rick Dempsey, CIO for Rayovac, to......

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Ben Bradley: How do you define a significant security event?

Brent Leland: Public release of sensitive information, disclosure of financial data, system failure, anything that would impact P&L, release of customer information, vandalism of the website, anything that has PR value.

Ben Bradl......

Full article >>> sessment, the vulnerability tests and SOX did was focus us on how things should be done. The unanticipated benefit was that we were given the resources to improve our controls and network security. Corporate took it very seriously. It forced us to look inward at our processes and ask ourselves the question, are our controls as good as they should be?

Ben Bradley: Were they?

Full article >>> h easier to fix the problem. With the right data, we can also manage the vulnerabilities over time.

Ben Bradley: So how do you prioritize vulnerabilities?

Brent Leland: We dont. We prioritize our remediation process. We use combination of processes and tool that impact how we prioritize remediating vulnerabilities. First is a H, M, L (high, medium, low) vulnerabili......

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