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Health Care and Public Health Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guide

This document serves as a foundation for how HPH Sector organizations can leverage the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its supporting Informative References to increase their overall cybersecurity awareness and implement sound cybersecurity programs to protect patient and other sensitive information. Specifically, the guidance in this document can help an organization determine their cybersecurity goals, assess their current cybersecurity practices, or lack thereof, and help identify gaps for remediation. 

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework can be accessed at Additional risk management resources can be downloaded from NIST at or from the US-CERT at, including those originally developed for the C3 Voluntary Program.

Additional copies of this document, as well as other Sector implementation guides, are available from the US-CERT Cybersecurit​y Website at For any questions related to this guidance, please contact the HSCC CWG.

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