240 - Data Transfer Device (DTD)

As an integral part of the Government of Canada Electronic Key Management System (GC EKMS), the Data Transfer Device (DTD) AN/CYZ-10 is designed to eliminate the dependency on common fill devices, system unique storage/loading devices, and physical key requirements. The course reviews the methods for receiving and distributing electronic key from the DTD.



  • Review the GC EKMS
  • Apply DTD functionality
  • Identify and use DTD applications


1.0 day

Target Audience:

All Government of Canada (GC) departments and their contractors who handle, distribute, account for, store or use the Data Transfer Device (DTD) AN/CYZ-10 for storing electronic keys.


Recommended Prior Learning:

Learners must have knowledge of cryptography and the use of cryptographic keys. Course 410 and/or 235 are highly recommended to provide this background.


To be determined.

For more information consult our IT Security Course Calendar.


Although it is not mandatory, it is important that participants understand what keys are and what keys are used for prior to attending this training. Some knowledge of cryptography, therefore, would help participants to understand the DTD’s “raison d'être”.