U.S. flag   An unofficial archive of your favorite United States government website
Dot gov

Official websites do not use .rip
We are an unofficial archive, replace .rip by .gov in the URL to access the official website. Access our document index here.


We are building a provable archive!
A lock (Dot gov) or https:// don't prove our archive is authentic, only that you securely accessed it. Note that we are working to fix that :)

This is an archive
(replace .gov by .rip)

White Paper

[Project Description] Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS): Cybersecurity for the Healthcare Sector

Date Published: January 2018


Jennifer Cawthra (NIST), Kevin Littlefield (MITRE), Robert Niemeyer (MITRE), Sue Wang (MITRE), Kangmin Zheng (MITRE)



auditing; authentication; authorization; DICOM; life cycle management; physical security; privileged account management (PAM); provisioning management; user analytics; multifactor authentication; Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS); access control;  ; encryption;  ;  ;  ; vendor neutral archive (VNA)
Control Families

Access Control; Audit and Accountability; Identification and Authentication; Risk Assessment; System and Communications Protection; System and Information Integrity


Project Description

Supplemental Material:
Project Homepage (other)

Document History:
01/23/18: White Paper (Final)