Google recently announced a zero-day vulnerability within its Chrome web browser and released a notification that the vulnerability is actively being exploited in the wild.  At this time they have provided very limited technical details on the exact nature of the vulnerability but reports indicate that if successfully exploited an attacker could remotely run arbitrary code on a PC.

As a result, Tier1Net has executed a script to update all instances of Google Chrome running on Tier1Net managed PCs which are susceptible to this vulnerability.

Regardless, it is highly recommended to verify that your PC’s instance of Google Chrome is running version 72.0.3626.121.

For more information on checking Google Chrome’s version and updating it please click here

With $13 billion of expected sales occurring between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday consumers are especially susceptible to phishing attacks due to their eagerness to win the day with that “too good to be true” sale.   Cyber criminals capitalize on this prime opportunity by launching newly acquired cyber weapons which leverage advanced artificial intelligence at rates previously unseen.    According to the SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team cybercriminals launched more than 113 million malware attacks on Cyber Monday last year and ransomware attacks spiked 127%, a 4.4x increase over the yearly average.

It is essential for your organization to leverage a multi-layered Cybersecurity platform.  Tier1Net’s Cybersecurity Business Operating Platform for Financial Services Organizations includes multiple distinct layers of Hybrid Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning technologies to defend against these advanced Cyber Attacks.

Two unique technologies integrated into Tier1Net’s Cybersecurity Business Operating Platform for Financial Services Organizations to meet this challenge are SonicWall’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection technologies. SonicWall’s ATP provides multi-engine sandboxing to identify and block never-before-seen cyber attacks. SonicWall’s patent pending Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection technology identifies and stops difficult-to-find threats hidden in memory where malware’s weaponry is exposed for less than 100 nanoseconds.

If you are a looking for a holistic Cybersecurity solution customized to address the challenges facing the financial services industry please contact Tier1Net at 781-935-8050 to inquire about our Cybersecurity Business Operating Platform for Financial Services Organizations.

#alwaysahead   #alwaysleading  #cybermonday

Tier1Net is proud to have supported It Starts With ME’s 11th Annual Thanksgiving Drive for the 2nd year in a row!

Spearheaded by Melanie McKinnon of Salem, founder of It Starts With ME, this event started in 2008 as a small group effort that provided nine families everything they needed to cook an entire traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Over the past 11 years, it has grown to be a community wide drive that provides Thanksgiving meals to people identified through the local schools, churches and Veteran agencies.  Melanie’s amazing army of volunteers collect and sort donations and each box is carefully compiled in her (well-organized!) garage. Meals are delivered the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. With Melanie’s infectious enthusiasm leading the charge they reached their goal to help almost 500 local families and Veterans this year. In the past three months $15,000 in monetary donations and over 12,000 individual items were collected and will feed over 9500 individuals.

For more information visit https://iswmcharity.com/events/ or follow It Starts with ME on Facebook


Recently, Cybersecurity experts Marc Capobianco and Patrick Ramsdell presented at a conference regarding the future of Cybersecurity at The Exchange (formerly Advent User’s Group) technology round table.  The sold out event was attended by many of Boston’s prominent Wealth Management firms.

 2018 will go on record as one of the worst years for data breaches with over 3600 breaches reported involving more than 3.6 Billion records.  Cybercriminals have rapidly acquired new cyber weapons and modified the ways they launch cyberattacks.

Weapons and attack capabilities that were previously only used by large-scale nation-state operations are now falling into the hands of the everyday criminals.  43% of these attacks target small businesses. Today’s attackers are more sophisticated and capable of exploiting weaknesses at previously unseen speed and scale.

The average security incident takes 240 days to detect and 87% of these incidents are first discovered by external sources. As such the need for advanced detection and response technologies is greater than ever.

 Tier1Net discussed the benefits of its Cybersecurity Business Operating Platform for Financial Services Organizations.  This advanced platform meets the current regulations, is ahead of newly proposed compliance regulations and includes four distinct tiers leveraging Hybrid Artificial intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning technologies.

 What attendees had to say:

 “A truly enlightening session.  Tier1Net presented a detailed overview of cybersecurity trends combined with specific examples of attacks they are currently seeing targeting financial firms.  With each example they explained strategies and solutions they can offer to stay ahead of these threats and also meet current and upcoming compliance regulations.  Its clear Tier1Net understands the challenges firms like ours face.”     ~ Kristin Vespucci-Case, Boston Financial Management

“Tier1Net’s cybersecurity roundtable was very informative. Not only did they give us an update on the current cyber landscape but they also provided us with some practical solutions that were appropriate for a company of our size. It was time well spent!”   ~ Patricia Melnick, Prio Wealth

If you are a financial service firm in need of guidance regarding Cybersecurity Best Practices and Compliance, please contact Tier1Net at 781-935-8050 to inquire about our Cybersecurity Business Operating Platform for Financial Services Organizations.