Securing a remotely hosted web application using Cloudfront and an AWS WAF Firewall

Taking good security measures to protect your web applications has always been extremely important. You do not want to be that guy (you know, that guy) that gets to explain to his boss why some random hacker managed to exploit your unprotected application API. There are several ways to protect yourself from such vulnerabilities, and in the end it all starts with writing clean and secure code, but… unfortunately we’ve all seen the pieces of code that occasionally get written on Friday afternoon moments when your brains feel more like the contents of a plate of cheddar cheese with Nachos that’s been in the oven for a bit too long....

 · 5 min · Kenny Deckers