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Protecting Your Web Apps Against Common Exploits using AWS WAF

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Protecting Web Apps with AWS WAF
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Introduction
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Summary
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Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
36m
Students
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Description

The AWS Web Application Firewall Service, more commonly known as AWS WAF, is designed to help protect your web applications from external malicious activity. This course looks at the basics of the service before moving on to look at its components, followed by a demonstration of its configuration.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what AWS WAF is and what it does
  • Understand the different components that make up the AWS WAF Service
  • Learn how to create and configure an AWS Web ACL that is associated with an Amazon CloudFront Distribution

Intended Audience

  • Security architects
  • Technical engineers
  • Website administrators
  • Anyone who requires a deeper understanding of the WAF service in preparation for an AWS certification

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, it would be beneficial to have an understanding of Amazon CloudFront and some basic IT security knowledge.

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to this course where I shall be discussing the AWS Web Application Firewall Service, more commonly known as AWS WAF, which has been designed to help protect your web applications from external malicious activity. I'll be looking at the basics of the service before moving on to the components, followed by a demonstration of its configuration. My name is Stuart Scott, I'm the AWS Content Director here at Cloud Academy.

Feel free to connect with me with any questions you have using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudeacademy.com where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course is intended for security architects, technical engineers, and website administrators who have responsibility for ensuring web applications and websites are not compromised or exploited within their environment. This course is also useful for anyone who requires a deeper understanding of the AWS WAF service in preparation for an AWS certification.

This course will provide you with the following: an understanding of what AWS WAF is and what it does, knowledge of the different components that make up the WAF service and how to create and configure a web ACL that is associated with an Amazon CloudFront Distribution.

As you progress through this course, it would be beneficial to have an understanding of Amazon CloudFront and some basic security knowledge from a literacy point of view. Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is 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 can contact support@cloudeacademy.com.

Please note at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate. AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as a part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services. As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.

Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. So, if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudeacademy.com. This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle. Thank you.

About the Author
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Stuart Scott
AWS Content Director
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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 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 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.