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Schleswig-Holstein

Set up a common point of contact (GÜAS)

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

You can register with the BSI as a common higher-level contact point (GÜAS). After registration, you can act as a contact point for reports and security notices for operators of critical infrastructures that belong to the same sector.

Critical infrastructures are organizations and facilities that are of great importance to the functioning of the community and whose failure or impairment would result in significant supply bottlenecks or threats to public safety.

In accordance with the legal provisions, operators of critical infrastructures must provide the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) with a contact point through which they can be reached at any time. The BSI sends various information to this address, for example warnings on IT security and situation information.

Operators of critical infrastructures that belong to the same sector can also designate a joint higher-level contact point (GÜAS).

In this case, the exchange of information between the operators of critical infrastructures and the BSI generally takes place via this common point of contact.

As a rule, the BSI sends out information during normal business hours. In exceptional cases, urgent warnings can also be sent outside normal business hours, i.e. on public holidays, weekends or at night.


Process flow

You can name a common superordinate contact point (GÜAS) to the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

  • Request the forms for setting up a JIC.
    • Please send an e-mail to: Kritische.Infrastrukturen@bsi.bund.de
  • Complete the forms you receive in full.
  • Sign the forms and send the documents to the address provided.
  • The BSI will check your GÜAS registration.
  • You will receive confirmation of your registration by e-mail and further information and documents by post once registration is complete.
  • If you have any questions about the registration process, you can contact the BSI's KRITIS office. If you have technical questions about the registration portal, please contact the registration office at the national IT situation center.
Requirements

You can register as a common superordinate contact point if at least one operator has named you as their contact point.

Which documents are required?
  • completed and signed registration form
What are the fees?

The BSI does not charge any costs for naming the contact point.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines.

Processing duration

It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to process your registration.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
    • If you do not agree with an administrative act of the Federal Office, you can usually lodge an objection with the Federal Office. This is also indicated in the information on legal remedies at the end of the decision.
    • In the appeal procedure, the Federal Office will review the decision it has made, taking into account the arguments you have put forward to remedy the situation before legal proceedings.
  • Action before the administrative court
    • In principle, you can only take legal action in court once you have received a notice of objection in response to your objection.
What else should I know?
  • After registration, the common point of contact receives a unique ID number from the BSI.
  • IT security and situation information, which also includes non-public and confidential information, is compiled from the BSI's continuous collection of information.
Author

Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Home Affairs (BMI)

Professionally released on

04.03.2024

Teaser

You can register with the BSI as a common higher-level contact point (GÜAS). After registration, you can act as a contact point for reports and security notices for operators of critical infrastructures that belong to the same sector.

Process flow

You can name a common superordinate contact point (GÜAS) to the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

  • Request the forms for setting up a JIC.
    • Please send an e-mail to: Kritische.Infrastrukturen@bsi.bund.de
  • Complete the forms you receive in full.
  • Sign the forms and send the documents to the address provided.
  • The BSI will check your GÜAS registration.
  • You will receive confirmation of your registration by e-mail and further information and documents by post once registration is complete.
  • If you have any questions about the registration process, you can contact the BSI's KRITIS office. If you have technical questions about the registration portal, please contact the registration office at the national IT situation center.

Requirements

You can register as a common superordinate contact point if at least one operator has named you as their contact point.

Which documents are required?

  • completed and signed registration form

What are the fees?

The BSI does not charge any costs for naming the contact point.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines.

Processing duration

It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to process your registration.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction
    • If you do not agree with an administrative act of the Federal Office, you can usually lodge an objection with the Federal Office. This is also indicated in the information on legal remedies at the end of the decision.
    • In the appeal procedure, the Federal Office will review the decision it has made, taking into account the arguments you have put forward to remedy the situation before legal proceedings.
  • Action before the administrative court
    • In principle, you can only take legal action in court once you have received a notice of objection in response to your objection.

What else should I know?

  • After registration, the common point of contact receives a unique ID number from the BSI.
  • IT security and situation information, which also includes non-public and confidential information, is compiled from the BSI's continuous collection of information.

Author

Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Home Affairs (BMI)

Professionally released on

04.03.2024

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