I consider security one of my top concerns, and one of my major strengths. Given the volume of information that my servers hold, any potential breach could pose serious problems. We constantly audit our servers and security logs, use a custom firewall and intrusion detection software and take a "close everything open only what's necessary" approach to security. We also use full hard disk encryption on all laptops. I'm confident our systems are more secure than 99% of hospitals out there.
On a given day my servers detect and thwart a minimum of 5 to 6 all-out brute-force intrusion attempts. Identified attempts are automatically blocked from accessing any services on any of our servers. Our firewall logs and blocks at least 50 networks scans per day.
But, even I know that to assume we'll never suffer an intrusion is arrogant and dangerous. That's why I made it a point to attend the session on HIM breach notification laws. What was surprising to me was how few people attended that session. I guarantee a lot more will attend the session on the Government stimulus bill, but managing and planning for security issues should be even more important.