The Good Life | October/November 2023

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Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought. The month of October is designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, below are some tips to keep you safe as you connect online daily.

Cybersecurity First

Whether you’re purchasing new devices, creating new accounts, or managing sensitive data, cybersecurity should always be considered first. With the continuous evolution of cyberthreats, it’s also important to ensure that your children are practicing safe browsing habits. Put cybersecurity first with these helpful tips:

  • Understand what’s sensitive. Familiarize yourself with what is considered nonpublic personal information (NPI) and why it could be dangerous for it to fall into the wrong hands.

  • Encrypt your data and back it up. Encryption prevents unauthorized access to the information you store. Using a proper backup process eliminates the threat of losing your data from ransomware infections.

  • Get savvy about Wi-Fi. Public wireless and hotspots are not secure, leaving information you share visible to hackers on the same Wi-Fi network.

  • Own your online presence. When signing up for new accounts, downloading new apps, or buying new devices, configure your privacy and security settings right away.

  • Share with care. When posting on social media and public forums, keep in mind that what you post is online forever.

  • Keep your kids safe online. Children may be tech savvy, but they aren’t necessarily cyber savvy. Ensure that your children/grandchildren stay safe online by managing the parental settings on their devices and accounts.

Learn more about what you could be sharing with scammers. Unsafe social media habits give cyber criminals exactly what they want.

IoT (Internet of Things) Q&A and Security Checklist

What You May Have Missed

The Maize - Client Appreciation Event


Thank you to everyone who came out to The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek for our annual client appreciation event. This year marked our third year and our largest attendance yet! While the rain cut the evening short we still had some beautiful weather to enjoy. Thanks to Mother Truckin' Tasty Food Truck, Guelaguetza Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream, Eda's Italian Ice, Barley 31 Food Truck and Radio City - Columbus, Ohio for providing food and music for our guests.

Check out photos from the event here.

Welcome to Our New Team Members

Previn Pandey

Portfolio Manager Assistant

Previn joins McCarthy & Cox with a master’s degree in financial economics, a master’s degree in Asian studies, and a bachelor’s in finance. He’s a Level 1 CFA candidate, February 2024, and comes to us with four years of industry experience.

Gabby Keckler, FPQP™

Client Relationship Manager

Gabby joined McCarthy & Cox in 2023 as an advisor assistant to Megan. She has a BS in business administration specializing in finance from Bowling Green State University and has completed her Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ certification.

Sarah Bauer

Director of First Impressions

Sarah holds a BSBA in purchasing/supply chain and production/operations from Bowling Green State University and comes to us with 10 years of experience in inventory management at Cardinal Health. 

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