I’m Kev. I love technology, cyber security and motorcycles. I tend to use this site as my personal blog and a way for people to get in touch with me.
I am a Linux and open source advocate.
What can I say about bikes, except for the fact that I love them. I currently ride a 2017 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer, having recently sold my Honda CB1000R in favour of a car. Sacrilege, I know!
I try to ride as much as possible as I’m very lucky to live close to North Wales, which arguably has some of the best riding roads in the UK. I also try to get away on tour when time permits. So far I’ve done Northern Ireland, Scotland and a tour of the UK’s best national parks.
I do occasionally write about my love of motorbikes on this site, you can check those articles out here.
I find cyber security irresistibly interesting, but apart from an interest in the subject, I’m lucky enough to do what I love for a living. I’m the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Cyber Incident Response Lead for a large bank – I lead a fantastic team, and work with some of the best cyber security professionals in the industry.
I often write about topics from the cyber security world on this website, but I deliberately try to stick with subjects that anyone can consume, not just cyber people. If you’re interested, you can find those articles here.
I’ve enjoyed writing in my spare time for nearly a decade now. 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 eventually I made the decision to sell the site.
After a break from blogging for a couple of years, I’ve decided to come back to it on this, my personal blog.
Aside from cyber security, I am interested in technology generally. Whether it be website design, open source software and Linux, or general discussions about technological concepts and ideas.
I have a particular interest in Linux and open-source software. Although I do have a Windows based machines at home, I find the freedom and work flow in Linux to be much more suited to the way I use my devices.
The Linux distribution I currently use is UbuntuMATE.