Asia on Air Episode 07: Operation Rugby Daemon

April 13, 2018

Cybersecurity is a rapidly changing and ever-evolving landscape. There are endless ways an individual or group can be taken advantage of, and the best way to protect oneself against these threats is to practice responding to new risks and attacks and to prepare for a range of situations. That is why last year, Sasakawa USA in cooperation with Keio University held “Operation Rugby Daemon,” a tabletop exercise that simulated a major cyberattack during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

In this episode of Asia on Air, Lin Wells II and Rick Ledgett, two participants of the Operation Rugby Daemon exercise, stopped by to share with us their responses to the tabletop exercise as well as their thoughts on how the cybersecurity community is poised to deal with threats such as phishing e-mails and state sponsored cyberattacks.

After listening to the episode, learn more by reading Operation Rugby Daemon.


About the Guests

Rick Ledgett is former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency.
Lin Wells II is the Executive Advisor for the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence and Cyber at George Mason University.


• Host and Creator: Brian Graf
• Guests: Richard Ledgett and Linton Wells II
• Producer and Engineer: Graham Dietz
• Music by HitsLab and Moby Gratis


Asia on Air is a Sasakawa USA podcast committed to analysis of the latest news in U.S.-Asia relations. Through the lens of the U.S.-Japan relationship, each episode features expert opinions on a variety of subjects ranging from security and foreign policy to economics and culture. Click here to view the Asia on Air SoundCloud channel, where future episodes will be uploaded.

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