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Established in 2011, the German National Cyber Response Centre (Nationales Cyber-Abwehrzentrum) (NCAZ) reports to the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and cooperates directly with the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) and the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK). The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), the Federal Police (BPOL), the Customs Criminological Office (ZKA), the Federal Intelligence Service (BND), the Bundeswehr and authorities supervising critical infrastructure operators all participate in this centre within the framework of their statutory tasks and powers.

The main task of the NCAZ is the transfer of information, i.e., information sharing on weaknesses of IT products, vulnerabilities, forms of attacks and profiles of perpetrators and coordination by a cyber security council under the responsibility of the Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Informationstechnik (CIO Bund) — the Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology.