Please be aware that the processing of your initial registration does NOT guarantee course entry. Prior to acceptance, the DoD ATEA must review your registration to verify your clearance and need to know information. Upon successful review, your application will be confirmed and you will receive an automated email with additional information.


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BCC 24-04 - 9-11 April, Tampa, FL Completed
BCC 24-05 - 7-9 May, Redstone Arsenal, AL Completed

This two-and-a-half-day course is for those who require an overview of cryptography and cryptographic services. The course is broken into the following four sessions: Overview of Cryptography, Symmetric Key Cryptography, Public Key Cryptography & Side Channel Attacks. A particular emphasis throughout the course is the differences between symmetric key and public (asymmetric) key cryptography. The assumed mathematical background is minimal; however, mathematics underpins nearly all aspects of cryptology (cryptography and cryptanalysis) so some mathematics is required. The necessary math topics are provided in read-ahead materials and are reviewed in the course. Class sizes are limited to 24 students.

Students who complete this course will have a basic knowledge of AT cryptography techniques.

Target Audience
This course is designed for AT Community engineers who need a basic knowledge of AT Cryptography. Attendance will be on a strict Need-To-Know basis.


  • Valid Need to Know

The AT Basic Crypto Course will count towards 20 hours of continuing education credits.

Registration & Additional Course Information
Registration is available via the link provided above. There is no cost to attend this course; however, you are responsible for your own travel and lodging expenses.

Please note, registering for this course does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants must provide a valid need-to-know (NTK) and meet all security requirements prior to being accepted. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by email approximately two weeks prior to the start of the course. Questions about this course can be sent to with the course name in the subject line.