AWS Shield provides your AWS resources protection from distributed denial-of-service, commonly referred to as DDoS, attacks.
- [Instructor] Have you ever experienced … distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks? … You might have tried to access … your favorite social network platform … only to find that the website is glitchy … or nothing is loading in your browser. … You might google the website and find out … that the website is experiencing a DDoS attack. … A distributed denial of service, or DDoS attack, … is an attempt to make a machine or network resource … unavailable, temporarily or indefinitely, … most often by making excessive repeated … access requests to the website … using thousands of unique IP addresses. … Basically, a malicious person or organization … would overload the server with access requests … so that real users can't access the website … because it's too busy. … Have you ever felt extremely overwhelmed … by multiple requests coming from all different places? … Maybe you've worked in an extremely busy restaurant … when a coworker called out or you had multiple … project deadlines at the office …
Note: This course also maps to the Security module of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Taking all four courses in the Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers series will help you prepare for the exam.