Are you a security professional? "No," you say? Think again. Security is a must for networks, and has been at least since 2001 brought us Code Red and Nimda, so the sad truth is that every admin--not just security specialists--must know all of the "you gotta's" of security. Security can be deathly dull, however, and that's why thousands of people in the past eight years have attended the entertaining and informative "12 Tips to Secure Your Windows Systems," presented by Mark Minasi, security consultant and author of the best-selling security book, "Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises." Hang on, though--isn't this an old topic? Surprisingly, no. Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 introduce some radical "game-changers" to the security business. Join Mark for quick and independent look both at Windows security paradigms (and you know what they say about paradigms--"shift happens"), how the post-2006 members of the Windows family shake things up, and what you can do to secure your network without spending a dime. Come to this talk for some pleasant surprises, and a few chuckles.