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 possibly as I’m very lucky to live close to North Wales, which is arguably some of the best riding roads in the UK. I also try to get away on a tour every year. 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. If you’re interested, you can check those articles out here.
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.
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. 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.
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.
An acceptable attribution license would be something similar to the following:
Credit to Kev Quirk for the original work.
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Credit to <a href="https://kevq.uk">Kev Quirk</a> for the original work.