Securing Applications on AWS
by Mark Wilkins
Learn how to use CloudWatch for monitoring, CloudTrail for auditing, Config for resource compliance, and Trusted Advisor for warnings. Explore how to protect against DDOS attacks with the WAF and use the API Gateway for creating and hosting APIs.
What you'll learn
Many applications at AWS are over-hosted. In this course, Securing Applications on AWS, you will gain knowledge about how to protect over-hosted applications at AWS using a variety of powerful management tools provided by Amazon.
First, you will look at the Web Application Firewall (WAF) and see how to protect against unwanted access from incoming public traffic, you will explore the API Gateway and how you can create and host APIs at AWS, and you will dive into Amazon Cognito which allows you to create user and identity pools that allow internal and external authentication and single sign-on access.
Next, you will look at the operation of CloudWatch and its use of metrics which allow you to manage all of your AWS resources, as well as CloudTrail which helps to monitor all activity in your AWS account.
Finally, you will see how to use TrustedAdvisor to alert you to account issues, and AWS Config to set rules for managing your infrastructure resources.
When you are done with this course, you will know how to monitor, audit, protect, and take many other actions towards protecting your applications hosted on AWS.
About the author
Mark is a former electronic design technologist turned Microsoft and IBM SoftLayer cloud geek spending many years designing deploying and supporting software and hardware technology in the corporate and small business world.
As course director for Global Knowledge (GK), Mark developed and taught many technical seminars including Configuring Active Directory Services, Configuring Group Policy, and Cloud and Virtualization Essentials. Mark also developed courseware for the Microsoft Official Cur... morericulum 2008 stream; Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network Services, and Active Directory Services.
Mark is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and holds certifications in 2008 (MCTS), 2012 (MCSA), and Windows 8.1 and Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2.
Mark is also currently a technical evangelist for IBM SoftLayer and teaches both the SoftLayer Fundamentals, and SoftLayer Design classes worldwide. He is also a Technology Associate with the Cloud Credential Council and teaches Cloud Essentials and Virtualization Essentials throughout North America. Mark also develops IBM SoftLayer webinars on all things cloud for IBM SoftLayer
Marks’ published books include Windows 2003 Registry for Dummies, and Windows System Policies, Administering SMS 3.0, and Administering Active Directory for McGraw Hill.
Current fieldwork includes ongoing training and consulting services at many corporate customers throughout North America including: Ernst and Young, Shell, IBM, Mutual Life Insurance, the US Army, and Bell Canada.
When Mark is not involved with technology he is involved with music. He is an avid composer and performs with several eclectic folk bands.