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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Chapter 4. Securing Workloads Using AWS WAF

In the previous chapter, we learned a lot about how to leverage Amazon Elastic Beanstalk as well as Amazon Elastic File System to build and deploy highly scalable and available applications with the utmost of ease! However, there is one critical aspect that we didn't talk too much about in the previous chapter, and that is, of course, security! "How do I safeguard my applications and workloads against malicious software and threats?" This is exactly the question we will try and answer through a combination of two simple, yet very powerful, AWS services, namely AWS Shield and AWS Web Application Firewall, or WAF.

Keeping this in mind, let's have a quick look at the various topics that we will be covering in this chapter:

  • Introducing AWS WAF and how it works
  • Securing our WordPress site by leveraging WAF and using web ACLs
  • Learning about additional WAF conditions for protection against cross-site scripting and SQL injections
  • Automated deployment and configuration...