Who are you, and what do you do?

I am Raaka aka Ravi Kiran, I am an information security engineer for a small company in Hyderabad, India and I am the creator of HackerStrip.

I mostly deal with IDS, Linux hardening, Hypervisors, OpenStack and vulnerability analysis.

I spend lot of time reading security blogs, comics watching Animal Planet, also I am a long distance runner.

I currently live in Indonesia where the Internet is pretty bad.

What hardware do you use?

My everyday machine is a MacBook Pro 13inch 2014 model. I also have a Mac Mini 2014 which runs Open Stack on it and an Intel NUC with connectify.me and Bit Torrent.

And what software?

Most regularly I use IDA Pro, OpenStack, VMWare and VirtualBox, Adobe Photoshop for creating HackerStrip, Wireshark, T-shark and good old Nmap.

What would be your dream setup?

Like a few guests, I like a portable setup. From the technology that is available now, I really like the look of the Razor Blade 14inch and the high-end Mac Pro 2014 with XEON and 32gb RAM :).

Editor’s Note…

Check out Raaka’s awesome HackerStrip website and if you like what you see, please go and support his IndieGogo Campaign.