AWS offers custom options for the protection of incoming external traffic. Learn about the different types of filters, conditions, and responses to attacks that can be created.
- [Instructor] If you have public-facing applications … hosted in AWS, … you may want to use the Web Application Firewall. … The WAF allows you to control the access for HTTP … and HTTP requests to your public-facing resources at AWS. … So we're in a sense adding in … our own custom traffic filtering. … And we can define that traffic is allowed, … except for specific requests. … Or the traffic is denied, except for specific requests. … You're defining what's allowed and what is blocked. … Potentially, you might want to count the incoming requests, … and then make a decision. … Is this a DDoS attack? … Is it not a DDoS attack? … After you've monitored your applications … for a period of time, … you'll know what a valid number of requests looks like. … And way too many requests over a period of time, … probably, DDoS attack. … For traffic filtering, we could allow all requests, … except specific ones that we specify are not getting in. … And this way we would block requests from potential hackers. …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Infrastructure Security
2. Data Protection
3. Detective Controls
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