Ross Kanakuri



PO Box 1260

Waianae, Hawaii 96792 USA



IoT (Atmel, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi), process automation (AutoHotKey, Office Visual Basic Scripting, Google App Engine), cyber security (802.11 security, UAV spoofing, Availability threats)


Languages: Bash/Batch files, C, CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, JSON, MatLab, PHP 5, Python 3, SQL, Visual Basic, XML, YAML

Frameworks and Engines: Asterisk, Apache httpd, BIND, BR Data Retail Boss, Cacti, cPanel/WHM, Concrete5, Flask, FreePBX, FreeSWITCH, iptables, Node.js, Node-RED, NGINX, Squid, Wordpress, Zabbix

Toolsets/OS: Adobe Creative Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Atmel ATMEGA, Canon DSLR, CentOS, Cisco IOS, CloudTrax Mesh, dd-wrt, Git/GitHub, Google App Engine, G Suite, Kali, Ubuntu


Western Governors University

B.S. / M.S., Cyber-security

2020 - Present

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

I disliked my time studying, Computer Engineering

2016 - 2020

Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI

A.S., Natural Sciences

2013 - 2018

Moanalua Community School for Adults, Honolulu, HI

G.E.D., Hawaii Adult Education Diploma



Information Technology Director, Okimoto Corp

Oahu, HI - I am the lead technology decision maker, point of sale technician, help desk staff, webmaster, social media manager, and business analyst for Waianae Store, Nanakuli Super, and Friendly Market Center.

2019 - Present

Systems Engineer, PC Plug Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - We provide expert computer and electronics repair services, custom PC building, password resets, training, consultation, upgrades.

  • Provide startup and business mentorship to grow company through COVID
  • Built, repaired, and upgraded personal electronics by following detailed and specific build plans
  • Set up home office networks or business services including DNS, email, and server hosting
  • Devlop managed services and turn key solutions foor internet, VOIP, cyber security, and disaster recovery

2021 - Present

Mixed/Virtual Reality Research Assistant, University of Hawaii

Manoa, HI - Research support for VR and ambient/context aware devices

  • Provide system and developer support under the direction of Dr. Darren Carlson

2018 - 2018

Owner, RH Digital LLC

Oahu, HI - RH Digital was my proud to empower local business with technology and data driven strategies.

  • Provided clear direction, leadership, and communication necessary to achieve business, financial and operating goals
  • Built, repaired, and upgraded personal computers by following detailed and specific build plans
  • Developed engaging and visually compelling websites based on the WordPress and Concrete5 platform
  • Set up home office networks or business services including DNS, email, and server hosting
  • Develop tools to process large amounts of retail data to provide movement and market analytics

2013 - 2019

Junior Developer and Technical Support, Tri-Net Solutions

Honolulu, HI - Reported directly to the vice president of programming to collaborate on milestone initiatives while reducing help desk ticket load

  • Provided direct line support for 56k, DSL, managed IP, VoIP, and colocation customers to diagnose and resolve system issues
  • Generated operational and financial analytics using spreadsheets, Quicken, and other data sources
  • Utilized Cacti, Nagios, and Zabbix to monitor IP circuits and escalate issues to NOC supervisor
  • Developed bash automated certificate deployment and Asterisk PBX configuration for SRTP VoIP encryption and high availability seamless route failover
  • Integrated open source software with various telecom vendor systems such as Verizon, 2wire, Polycom, Linksys, CloudTrax, and Pace

2014 - 2015

Photographer, Pictureman of Hawaii

Kapolei, HI - Shot once in a lifetime events for clients such as the University of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, and Oahu Interscholastic Association

  • Provided consultation to clients on creating the most appropriate style and expression to meet their expectations.
  • Captured over 6,000 individual photos of every undergraduate and graduate as the part of the official 2014 University of Hawaii at Mānoa Commencement Ceremony photographer team

2013 - 2014

System Administrator,

Summitville, IN

  • Ensured optimal performance of systems utilizing the Xen and WHM/cPanel platforms
  • Configured critical services including Squid proxy, BIND, iptables, Apache httpd, PHP-FCGI, MySQL, and ProFTPD
  • Improved customer satisfaction by providing live customer support via chat and ticketing system
  • Implemented polices and optimization for shell access, brute force timeouts, SYN cookies, and TCP windows

2008 - 2010


Available upon request