Tag Archives: Privacy

7 Things You Didn’t Know About ITMs

Next time you are in a hurry and there is a line in the lobby, why not give one of Stock Yards’ ITMs a try? Interactive Teller Machines are located in several of our offices throughout Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. Convenient and easy to use, ITMs can take care of your banking needs with a few simple steps. Here are 7 things you may not know about ITMs:

  1. Stock Yards’ first ITM opened in Louisville in the fall of 2014.
  2. Our three Virtual Service Associates are located out of a branch in Louisville.
  3. You can cash a check and receive exact change back – right down to the penny.
  4. You do not need a deposit ticket when using the ITM to make a deposit. There are several options to choose from, such as typing in an account or simply inserting a debit card.
  5. Stock Yards has ITMs at the following office locations:
    • 5th Street
    • Poplar Level
    • Highland Heights
    • Francis
    • Florence
    • St. Matthews
  6. All of the drive in ITM’s have dual functionality and are available to customers 24/7 as an ATM.
  7. Our virtual staff has over 25 years of combined experience at Stock Yards!

7 Ways to Prevent Cybercrime

Cybercrime continues to be a growing problem in the U.S. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2015 the agency received approximately 288,000 complaints from consumers who were exposed to online fraud — up from nearly 270,000 in 2014. In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the American Bankers Association is urging online users to take simple steps to safeguard their personal information, protect their networks and stop fraud.

“Fraudsters are using the Internet to facilitate all types of scams,” said Doug Johnson, ABA’s senior vice president of payments and cybersecurity policy. “As a result, it is extremely important that online users secure their Internet connection and install the latest security software to lessen their exposure to online threats.”

ABA recommends the following tips to protect yourself while navigating the web:

  • Keep your computers and mobile devices up to date.  Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats. Turn on automatic updates so you receive the newest fixes as they become available.
  • Create complic@t3d passwords. A strong password is at least eight characters in length and includes a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Watch out for phishing scams. Phishing scams use fraudulent emails and websites to trick users into disclosing private account or login information. Do not click on links or open any attachments or pop-up screens from sources you are not familiar with. Forward phishing emails to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at spam@uce.gov – and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the email.
  • Keep personal information personal. Hackers can use social media profiles to figure out your passwords and answer those security questions in the password reset tools. Lock down your privacy settings and avoid posting things like birthdays, addresses, mother’s maiden name, etc.  Be wary of requests to connect from people you do not know.
  • Secure your internet connection. Always protect your home wireless network with a password. When connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, be cautious about what information you are sending over it.
  • Shop safely. Before shopping online, make sure the website uses secure technology. When you are at the checkout screen, verify that the web address begins with https. Also, check to see if a tiny locked padlock symbol appears on the page.
  • Read the site’s privacy policies. Though long and complex, privacy policies tell you how the site protects the personal information it collects. If you don’t see or understand a site’s privacy policy, consider doing business elsewhere.

Resource information provided by the American Bankers Association

Social Media Security

Welcome to Stock Yards Bank and Trust official blog, SYBSince1904! Join us every other week for great information regarding the financial services industry and tips and tricks to save you time and money. This week, we are focusing on social media security.


Do you have a Facebook account? Twitter profile? While it is great to have these profiles to connect online, it is important to make sure you are doing everything you can to protect your identity and your online accounts. Fraud Prevention Manager, Nancy Flowers, has helped us compile these ten tips to keep you safe on social media:

1. Change passwords frequently. When creating your password, make sure that it is at least eight characters long, and that it includes many letters, numbers, and symbols. To ensure your password is secure, update and change the password every 3-6 months.

2. Be cautious with links. Oftentimes, friends will post interesting video links or news stories on your Facebook newsfeed. Many of these links could contain a virus which can be harmful to your computer or mobile device. Instead of clicking on the link, move out of Facebook and into your internet browser to view the video or article through Google. Typing in the key words should take you to the link you are looking for.

3. Set up Facebook alerts. Enable Facebook to send you a text message, email or notification each time someone logs into your account from a new place.

To turn on alerts:
• Click the drop down arrow at the top right
• Select “Settings”
• Top left select “Security”
• Click the “Login Alerts” section
• Check the box next to the type of alert (ex: text message) you’d like to receive
• Select “Save Changes”

4. Understand your privacy settings. Select a “private” setting and check periodically for changes or updates.

5. Be selective when accepting friend invites.  Ensure that whoever you are adding and accepting as a friend is someone you know and trust as they will have access to your profile.

6. Verify authenticity of messages. Don’t automatically assume that a message is from who it says it’s from.

7. Make sure your security software is up-to-date. Antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and malware will ensure your safety online.

8. Everything is permanent. Use the mindset that anything you post on social media will be on there forever. Even though you may delete a post or photograph, it is not truly gone.

9. Do not believe everything you read on the internet. Be smart and research!

10. Google yourself. Periodically “Google” your name – web and images.

Visit our website for additional information regarding banking security. How do you stay safe online? Comment below with your tips.