Hi there šŸ‘‹ my name is Kev Quirk, welcome to my little corner of the Internet.

On this page you can learn a little about me, my interests and what makes me tick.

During the day I work in the Information Security industry. I’m currently a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where I lead a global team of analysts in the identity space.

I have worked in the InfoSec industry for over a decade now. Prior to this I was in the British Army where I served all over the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

In my personal life I’m a father of two and a husband of one. All in all I’m extremely privileged and very happy.

My hobbies & interests

I enjoy both writing and learning about privacy, open source software and web design/development. I’m also somewhat of a keyboard snob.

When I’m not sat at my keyboards, I try to keep fit by running a few times a week (I currently have a knee injury – getting old is crap) and walking the dog most days. I’ve even been known to head into the garage and lift some weights from time to time.

Iā€™m partial to the occasional craft beer; I love a good hoppy pale ale. Although I try not to conform with the binge drinking reputation that us Brits have. šŸ™ƒ


I also have a deep love of motorbikes. I’ve been riding for many years and I’m an advanced motorcyclist. Having ridden many motorbikes over the years, from large tourers, to naked sportsbikes, I currently have something completely different:

Me on my Royal Enfield Interceptor 650


We have lots of pets in Casa del Quirk. There’s 2 dogs, a cat and 4 (yes, FOUR) fish tanks, which contain approximately 150 fish and easily a few hundred shrimp.

One of my favourite times of day is during the evening when the kids are in bed, the house is quiet and I can just sit there, with a beer, looking at my fish.

My gold sevrum, one of my favourite fish


OK, enough about me. Let’s talk about the technicalities of how this website is put together. I’ve had a number of people ask me question like “what do you use for x?” So I hope this section will help.

This website

This site is built upon WordPress. I use a custom theme that’s based off of GeneratePress.

Why is this website so ugly?

Is it? I subscribe to the brutalist mentality and I think this site is beautiful in its simplicity. There are few bells & whistles, and the site is extremely content focussed.

Hosting is provided by a Ionos VPS, running Plesk, which has an excellent WordPress hosting utility. I also have BunnyCDN sitting in front of my Ionos VPS, providing my global CDN. Again, an excellent service at a very reasonable price.

To give you an idea, this site costs me around Ā£7/month in hosting and CDN charges.