I'm not just a computer nerd. I have a number of hobbies outside of my professional life (although I do class IT in general as a hobby). Here's some of the other things I get up to when I'm not at my keyboard.
I love both riding and tinkering with my bikes. There's no better feeling than heading out onto the open road after a long week at work. I am also a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
I'm not a professional web designer, but it is a hobby. I have been involved with a number of web projects in the past, but I'm currently only involved in a forum, called Motorbike Community.
Writing - or blogging as some people call it - is a huge passion of mine. Currently I write for Make Use Of, but I may start a personal blog again at some point in the future.
My partner and I have a dog, and during the weekends (when I'm not out on my bikes) we really enjoy taking the pooch out for a nice long walk. Don't worry, we also walk her during the week!
Attended the EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker course.
This certification makes up part of the FireEye Certified Analyst course.
SANS 504 teaches security incident response and common hacker techniques & attack vectors.
An introduction to the management & administration of the FireEye suite.
Vendor-led training on ArcSight ESM administration and event analysis.
Working for Hewlett Packard Enterprise as part a small team of analysts, the Gatekeeper role broadly comprises of supporting the Incident Managers during an incident, as well as managing incidents when an IM is not available. Also ensuring processes are created, improved and adhered to. As well as this, the role encompasses on-boarding of new customers and some technical analysis work when required.
Working for Hewlett Packard Enterprise as part of a large team of 24x7 shift engineers who manage and support extremely large Linux and Windows based infrastructures.
Working for The PC Support Group leading a 4 person support team and ultimately growing this team to 8 engineers, also a 1st point of contact for personal issues and 3rd line technical issues, predominently supporting Windows infrastructure.
As an enlisted soldier in the British Army, I was responsible for maintaining secure communications between units whilst on operations both in the UK and overseas.
This is a snapshot of some of the projects I have been involved with in the past, as well as some projects I am currently involved in.
Motorcycle enthusiast forums
Personal parallax website
Charity website design
Nursing home website re-design
Kev was a real asset to the team at The PC Support Group. He was promoted quickly and rose to new challenges with a positive attitude. I'd employ him again in a shot.
byPhil Bird - MD, The PC Support Group
I have worked with Kev on numerous occasions and would have no problem recommending him in the future. He has a good technical background and the ability to turn ideas and solutions into reality. Looking forward to working with him again in the future!
byChris Musselle - Director, WTS Systems