About Me

Hi, I'm Kev Quirk. I write this blog (occasionally), ride motorbikes, and have a keen interest in Cyber Security & technology in general. Many of my friends would describe me as a geek who rides motorbikes, who's covered in tattoos.

Motorbikes

What can I say about bikes, except for the fact that I love them. I currently have a 2012 Kawasaki Versys 650, having recently sold my Honda CB1000R in favour of a car. Sacrilege, I know!

As well as riding bikes, I'm also heavily involved in the community around them. I'm a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and a council member at my local group, Wirral Advanced Motorcyclists.

Cyber Security

I find Cyber Security so interesting. But apart from an interest in the subject, I'm lucky enough to do what I love for a living. I'm a Cyber Security Incident Manager for Bank Of America - I'm part of a fantastic team and am lucky enough to work with some of the most intelligent people I've ever met.

Writing

For the last 6 years or so, I've enjoyed blogging in my spare time. I started my first blog, Refugeeks back in 2010 on Google's free blogging platform, Blogger. Fast forward 3 years and Refugeeks was a self-hosted Goliath that was regularly seeing over 2.5 million unique visits per month. Refugeeks became too much work with my day job, so I took the decision to sell it eventually.

As well as Refugeeks, I also had staff writing positions on a number of popular technology blogs, including MakeUseOf and OMG!Ubuntu!

After a break from blogging for a couple of years, I've decided to come back to it on this, my personal blog.

Refugeeks

Technology

Aside from Cyber Security, I do enjoy fiddling with technology outside of the security world. It could be anything from website design, to reviews on this blog about some of the tech I'm using.

Many probably won't find it interesting, but I enjoy it and this is my site, so there! :-)

Location

I'm currently based on the Wirral Peninsula, in the North West of England. The Wirral is a fairly large town that's on the opposite side of the River Mersey from Liverpool.

It's a fantastic place to live, with a good mix of countryside and town/city. Not to mention the fact that I have some of the world's best riding roads only 20 minutes down the road, in North Wales.