MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_004A_01D75D3B.D9C88610" This is a multipart message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_004A_01D75D3B.D9C88610 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES TIM WATTS SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CYBER SECURITY SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MEMBER FOR GELLIBRAND MORRISON MUST PROTECT AUSSIE JOBS AND TAKE RANSOMWARE PLAN TO G7 Mr Morrison must take a comprehensive plan to tackling ransomware to the G7 if Australia is to be taken seriously on the biggest cyber threat facing G7 members. Ransomware is a jobs and investment destroyer, costing Australia alone around $1 billion a year. U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has said he’d like to see an ‘action plan’ on ransomware out of the meeting. But despite an onslaught of attacks on Australian businesses in the past 12 months and repeated calls from Labor, the Morrison Government still doesn’t have a National Ransomware Strategy. Instead the Morrison Government continues to blame the victims and is leaving these Australian businesses behind by forcing them to fight these highly sophisticated and increasingly aggressive criminals alone. In contrast, the United States is now treating ransomware with a similar priority level to terrorism and has established a dedicated taskforce within the Department of Justice. FBI Director Christopher Wray last week compared the latest wave of ransomware attacks to 9/11. Ransomware is out of control, with a spate of recent attacks including JBS Foods, Australia’s largest meat producer. But still the Morrison Government won’t act. We learnt at Senate Estimates it hasn’t deployed its considerable offensive cyber capabilities against the criminals who attacked the Nine Network or the hospital networks in Victoria and QLD, despite a lot of tough talk from the Defence Minister. Mr Morrison has a seat at the table with the world’s biggest powers at the G7. It’s time he brings more than political rhetoric to that table by outlining a comprehensive plan and following it up with action against this serious threat facing Australia and the world. WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 2021 MEDIA CONTACTS: KIERAN INGREY (WATTS) 0432 507 439 CHRIS OWENS (KENEALLY) 0409 945 476 Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra. This is a broadcast email - please do not reply to this email. This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this email by mistake: (1) please notify me immediately and delete the email; (2) you must not use this email or its contents; (3) client legal privilege is not waived. unsubscribe from this list. This email was sent to iq@canberraiq.com.au why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences Leader's Office Media Unit · Parliament House · Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 2600 · Australia ------=_NextPart_000_004A_01D75D3B.D9C88610 Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable KRISTINA KENEALLY & TIM WATTS - MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON = MUST PROTECT AUSSIE JOBS AND TAKE RANSOMWARE PLAN TO G7 - WEDNESDAY, 9 = JUNE 2021
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SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY
DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
 
TIM WATTS
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CYBER SECURITY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GELLIBRAND

 
MORRISON MUST PROTECT AUSSIE JOBS AND TAKE RANSOMWARE PLAN TO = G7
 
Mr Morrison must take a comprehensive plan to tackling ransomware to the = G7 if Australia is to be taken seriously on the biggest cyber threat = facing G7 members. 
 
Ransomware is a jobs and investment destroyer, costing Australia alone = around $1 billion a year. 
 
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has said he=E2=80=99d like = to see an =E2=80=98action plan=E2=80=99 on ransomware out of the = meeting. But despite an onslaught of attacks on Australian businesses in = the past 12 months and repeated calls from Labor, the Morrison = Government still doesn=E2=80=99t have a National Ransomware = Strategy. 
 
Instead the Morrison Government continues to blame the victims and is = leaving these Australian businesses behind by forcing them to fight = these highly sophisticated and increasingly aggressive criminals = alone.
 
In contrast, the United States is now treating ransomware with a similar = priority level to terrorism and has established a dedicated taskforce = within the Department of Justice. FBI Director Christopher Wray last = week compared the latest wave of ransomware attacks to 9/11. 
 
Ransomware is out of control, with a spate of recent attacks including = JBS Foods, Australia=E2=80=99s largest meat producer. But still the = Morrison Government won=E2=80=99t act. 
 
We learnt at Senate Estimates it hasn=E2=80=99t deployed its = considerable offensive cyber capabilities against the criminals who = attacked the Nine Network or the hospital networks in Victoria and QLD, = despite a lot of tough talk from the Defence Minister. 
 
Mr Morrison has a seat at the table with the world=E2=80=99s biggest = powers at the G7. It=E2=80=99s time he brings more than political = rhetoric to that table by outlining a comprehensive plan and following = it up with action against this serious threat facing Australia and the = world. 
 
WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 2021
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
KIERAN INGREY (WATTS) 0432 507 439 
CHRIS OWENS (KENEALLY) 0409 945 476
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