What is DDoS?

6m 23s

In this lesson, we shall be looking at how AWS Shield can be used to protect your infrastructure from DDoS attacks.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will have an understanding of:

  • What a DDoS attack is
  • The common types of DDoS attacks
  • What AWS Shield is and the features that it offers
  • The difference between AWS Shield Standard and AWS Shield Advanced

Intended Audience

  • Those who are responsible for securing infrastructure and resources, such as security architects and system administrators
  • Anyone looking to become certified in AWS


  • You should have a basic understanding of AWS networking and security
About the Author
Learning paths

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 250+ courses relating to cloud computing reaching over 1 million+ students.

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.

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

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