On-Demand Webinar Discussion

Cybersecurity teams are faced with a crowded and sometimes confusing buffet of choices of services and technology providers. The solution providers themselves sometimes confound the confusion with their “we do everything” messaging and marketing. ​

John Pinkham, CyberMaxx cybersecurity strategy expert, moderated a panel discussion with AccentCare CISO Richard Weiss and A+E Networks, Head of Cybersecurity Mike Cena. ​

This session explores how buyers can cut through all the market noise and provides guidance on how to identify a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) partner who truly fits your needs. The discussion includes insights on how these industry experts have guided organizations through the evaluation and selection process.

This webinar covers:

  • How to truly assess their internal needs and challenges​
  • Evaluate and understand the MDR vendor landscape
  • How to select the right MDR vendor for today and tomorrow ​

Learn more about our panelists:

Richard Weiss​

AccentCare​, CISO​

Richard Weiss is an accomplished executive with a career spanning over 20 years, with an emphasis on healthcare the past 12. As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), he has constantly demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in safeguarding critical data and ensuring the highest level of security for healthcare organizations.​

Richard’s commitment to excellence has earned him accolades in several key accomplishments, including successful cyber incident response management, strong data protection measures, and fostering a culture of security awareness across teams. Under his guidance, organizations have seen significant improvements in their cybersecurity posture, ensuring uninterrupted operations and building trust among stakeholders.​

Richard holds several certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas, with a Concentration in Information Management and Health Informatics.​

Michael Cena​

A+E Networks, Head of Cybersecurity​

Michael is a cybersecurity executive specializing in build-outs and modernizations of security programs to enable and support digital transformations and meet regulatory and legal requirements. He is currently the head of cyber security for A+E Networks, where he built the department from scratch. He created and steers the security operations, identity management, and security engineering programs, and supports the company’s privacy, legal, and compliance efforts.​

Before A+E, Michael spent ten years in the financial services space, most recently leading the US security program and the global consolidations of incident response, cloud security solutions, and threat and vulnerability management for ICAP Plc, a leading inter-dealer broker. Michael started his career in the US Marine Corps and then as a defense contractor at the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Command. He was a senior incident responder before managing the Marine Corps Red Team.​

Michael believes that the best security programs have a laser focus on getting the basics right, putting people and processes in place to succeed, then implementing tools that support and enable a company’s technology and business strategy. He also believes that security is everyone’s job and that risk and security programs are only effective when all business lines have security partners and ambassadors, and when all technologists put digital security first. Michael holds the CISSP, CISM, and GCIH, among other industry certifications, as well as executive certificates from Stanford and MIT.​​