About this Course

Tech Type Performance Plus
Duration 1 Day

This one day Cryptographic Custodian course has been specifically designed to provide students with a high-level overview of the HMG requirements for the management of the Issue, Receipt, Accounting, Movement and Destruction of Cryptographic Items. Inclusive is a step by step instruction on the phases for ordering new cryptographic items, and the reporting of incidents and events.


Delegates need to hold security clearance to attend this course;

  • Minimum Security Clearance: Baseline Personnel and Security Standard (BPSS) + Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)

On submitting interest, a security clearance form will need to be completed to verify clearance status.

There are no mandated prerequisites however, it would be advantageous for those attending to have had exposure to HMG IA Standard No. 4 Protective Security Controls for the Handling and Management of Cryptographic Items (IS4) and the practices stated in the UKKPA Handbook.

Course Outline

The course provides a high-level overview of the History of Cryptography, key roles and responsibilities, the end client organisational structure and the 9 Sections defined in the IS4 which are:

  • Section 1 – Risk Management
  • Section 2 - Governance;
  • Section 3 – Compliance;
  • Section 4 – Physical Security;
  • Section 5 – Personal Security;
  • Section 6 – Accounting;
  • Section 7 – Incident Management Section 8 – Movement;
  • Section 9 - Disposal.

Additionally, it provides a staged approach to the ordering, delivery, accounting, movement, mustering and destruction of HMG Cryptographic items and walks the student through accounting processes. The course introduces those attending to the key points of contact within the end client, the reporting chain and contact details.

By the end of the course those attending will understand the Cryptographic Custodians duties and processes to be followed when handling HMG Cryptographic items. They will be able to use both the IS4 and UKKPA Handbook as Reference documentation to augment the overview that they have received on the course. Additionally, they will understand the process and chain of events required when ordering Cryptographic items and reporting standard and extraordinary events and incidents.

Performance Plus

1 Day

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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