About Me

I’m Kev. I love cyber security, networking and technology in general. I tend to use this site as my personal blog. Aside from technology, I try ride my motorbikes as much as humanly possible.

I am a Linux and open source advocate.

Motorbikes

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 do occasionally write about my love of motorbikes on this site, you can check those articles out here.

Cyber Security

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 a cyber security Incident Response Manager for Bank Of America – I’m part of 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. If you’re interested, you can check those articles out here.

Writing

For the last 6 years or so, I’ve enjoyed writing 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 made 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.

 

Technology

Aside from cyber security, I am interested in technology generally. It could be anything from website design, to open source software and Linux, to 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.

License Information

All of the content on this site is produced under the Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike 4.0 License (unless otherwise stated), which means the following:

  • You are free to share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • You are also free to adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. However…
  • You must provide attribution to the author (me) with a link back to this website. An example attribution is below.
  • If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original
  • You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Attribution Example

An acceptable attribution license would be something similar to the following:

Credit to Kev Quirk for the original work.

With the plain text code looking like the following:

Credit to <a href="https://kevq.uk">Kev Quirk</a> for the original work.