News & Alerts
April 11, 2014
Heartbleed Security Vulnerability

On April 7, 2014, security researchers announced they had uncovered a bug or flaw in a key safety feature of the Internet - OpenSSL software. It’s called the Heartbleed Bug. This software is one of the key technologies used to encrypt data transactions online. An indicator that a site is protected by this software is the signature padlock displayed in the browser. This bug allows attackers to potentially retrieve sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details from servers running the affected versions of the software.

Not all HTTPS web sites are vulnerable. Many do not use OpenSSL or have been upgraded to the newer version which does not have this flaw.

Rest assured, your information with Cumberland Security Bank is safe. The encryption used by our Online Banking platform is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Our web servers do not use the version of OpenSSL that is vulnerable to this bug.

Data security is of paramount importance to Cumberland Security Bank. We take our responsibility to process transactions safely, securely, and reliably very seriously. Our Online Banking provider utilizes a regularly updated combination of vulnerability intelligence and industry leading technology to scan for vulnerabilities as well as detect and respond to potential threats to our collective security. It also employs dedicated security and technology teams to oversee our systems on a 24/7 basis, enabling us to react immediately to potential vulnerabilities like the Heartbleed Bug or other threats.

Over the coming days, beware of any unsolicited e-mail you receive about solutions to the Heartbleed problems. These may be spam that either contain malware or point you to web sites that contain malware.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and will continue to provide updates on this or any other emerging security issues as they arise.



February 23, 2014
Dobbs and Edwards named Cumberland Security Bank’s Employees of the Year

Mike Simpson, CEO of Cumberland Security Bank, is pleased to announce that Linda Dobbs and Holli Edwards have been named the bank’s Employees of the Year for 2013. This award is given annually to the employee who exhibits extraordinary work, cooperation, loyalty, dedication and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. This year the bank had two individuals that both met these criteria.

Dobbs has 16 years of banking experience and works in the Operations Department of the bank. She lives in Somerset with her family.

Edwards began her career at Cumberland Security Bank in 2004, and has worked in various positions at the bank. Currently she works in the Operations Department. Holli lives in Somerset with her daughters Audrei and Laci.


February 7, 2014
Debit Card Email Scam

It has come to our attention that some of our customers have received an email which indicates their bank debit card has been blocked due to unusual activity. The message includes an attachment and instructs the recipient to fill it out. A screenshot of the message is below:



The sender's email address may not always be the same, but it is usually a random collection of letters instead of a business name.

This message is not from Cumberland Security Bank. It appears to be just another phishing attempt aimed at scaring recipients into providing financial information. If you receive this message, we strongly encourage you not to open any attachments or click any links. Doing so could expose your computer to malicious software.

Cumberland Security Bank reminds you that no financial institution will request account, card or PIN information over the phone or via email. Any time that information is requested, you should alert your financial institution of a potential scam. If you believe you may have already been a victim of fraudulent requests for information, you may call us at 606-679-9361.

For help recognizing the signs of a phishing email, click here.


December 23, 2013
Debit Card Alert – Target Security Breach

As you may have seen in the media in recent days, debit cards across the country were potentially compromised by a breach of security at retailer Target.

As a precaution, we have closed a small number of cards suspected of being compromised. If yours is one of those cards, we will notify you with a telephone call or a letter in the mail. New cards have been ordered for all our affected customers, and should be received within 7-10 days.

As a valued customer of Cumberland Security Bank, we also want you to know that:
  1. Cumberland Security Bank was not "hacked" into. Our bank's financial systems are protected by multiple firewalls and by state-of-the-art security technology and procedures.
  2. We were not the only bank whose debit cards were potentially compromised.
  3. This unfortunate situation was beyond our control because of the way debit card transactions are processed by all retailers and banks.
  4. Our first priority has been, and will continue to be, to protect our customer's identity and financial information.
We understand and acknowledge that some of our debit card customers may have been inconvenienced and embarrassed by their debit card transaction being denied. Please accept our sincere apology if this happened to you. However, please understand that we felt an obligation to our customers to stop any potential fraudulent activity as soon as we learned of it. We recommend that all our affected customers closely monitor their account activity for the next few weeks and immediately report any fraudulent debit card transactions to us.

If you have any further questions or concerns, call 606-679-9361 or visit your nearest Cumberland Security Bank branch.



December 9, 2013
Phone-based Card Scam Alert

Cumberland Security Bank wants to make you aware of a phone-based card scam in which consumers have been falsely notified that their Cumberland Security Bank Visa cards have been locked. There have been reports of an automated message claiming to be from the bank which suggests that the customer’s card has been locked and that by entering the card number through the phone, it can be automatically unlocked.

One number that this call has been known to come from is 817-961-54. This number has previously been associated with similar card scams targeting many different institutions.

Cumberland Security Bank reminds you that no financial institution will request account, card or PIN information over the phone or via email. Any time that information is requested, you should alert your financial institution of a potential scam. If you believe you may have already been a victim of fraudulent requests for information, you may call us at 606-679-9361.



January 20, 2013
Sumner named Cumberland Security Bank’s Employee of the Year

Mike Simpson, CEO of Cumberland Security Bank, is pleased to announce that Sheila Sumner has been named the bank’s Employee of the Year for 2012. This award is given annually to the employee who exhibits extraordinary work, cooperation, loyalty, dedication and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. Sumner began her career at Cumberland Security Bank in 2004. She has worked in various positions in the bank, such as teller, loan servicing, and collections. Sumner currently works in Loan Compliance. She is a 2003 Graduate of Somerset Community College where she received an Associate of Arts in General Business. In 2006, Sumner graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing. Sumner also is Secretary of the Pulaski County Fair Board. She resides in Somerset.



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