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Introduction to AWS WAF, Firewall Manager & Shield

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AWS WAF, Firewall Manager & AWS Shield
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Course Introduction
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Description

This course explores three AWS services designed to help protect your web applications from external malicious activity. First, we'll take a look at the Web Application Firewall service, or AWS WAF, as it's more commonly known. We'll then cover Firewall Manager, which can be used to help with WAF administration across multiple AWS accounts, before moving on to AWS Shield that be can be used in conjunction with WAF to help protect against Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or DDoS.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about AWS WAF and what it does
  • Understand how AWS Firewall Manager can be used to help you control AWS WAF across multiple accounts
  • Learn how AWS Shield is used to protect against Distributed Denial of Service attacks

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who are looking to gain a high-level overview of how these services can be used to help ensure web applications and websites are not compromised or exploited within their environments.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should be familiar with the basic concepts of AWS and its core components, such as EC2 connectivity and configuration.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course where I shall be introducing you to three AWS services which are designed to help protect your web applications from external malicious activity.

Firstly, I shall provide an overview of the Web Application Firewall service, or AWS WAF, as it's more commonly known. I will then explain how Firewall Manager can be used to help with WAF administration across multiple AWS accounts, and then finally, I will explain how AWS Shield is used in conjunction with WAF to help protect you from Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or DDoS. 

Before we start this course, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stuart Scott, I'm one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy, specializing in AWS, Amazon Web Services. Feel free to connect with me with any questions using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can also get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com

This course is intended for those who are looking to gain a high-level overview of how these services can be used to help ensure web applications and websites are not compromised or exploited within their environment. 

This course will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What AWS WAF is and what it does
  • An understanding of how AWS Firewall Manager can be used to help you control AWS WAF across multiple different accounts
  • How AWS Shield is used to protect against Distributed Denial of Service attacks

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy are valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could send an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

Lectures

What is WAF and What Does it Do? - Overview of Firewall Manager - What is AWS Shield?

About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.