Course

Web Application Firewalls

Learn about the different types of WAF configurations, as well as the OWASP CRS and its capabilities.

    Syllabus

  • ModSecurity Rules Video — 00:42:45
    • Understanding the ModSecurity rules.

  • Web Application Firewalls False Positives Video — 00:08:10
    • False positives, false negatives and associated problems.

  • Web Application Firewalls for Compliance Video — 00:11:50
    • Basic web application firewall benefits.

  • Virtual Patching Video — 00:08:46
    • Virtual patching and its benefits.

  • ModSecurity and OWASP CRS Video — 00:22:15
    • Introduction to ModSecurity and the attacks prevented by the OWASP Core Rule Set.

  • Web Application Firewalls for Security Video — 00:24:43
    • Considerations for implementing a web application firewall.

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Course description

This course covers the different types of configurations of a WAF and how to maintain an efficient WAF configuration. You’ll explore the components of the ModSecurity rules and the protections against the different types of attacks available from the OWASP core ruleset. You’ll also learn the capabilities and limitations of virtual patching using a WAF.

Meet the author

Manuel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Systems Engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico and a Master of Sciences in Information Security Engineering with focus on Incident Response at the SANS Technology Institute. He holds around 40 cybersecurity-related certifications.

He started working full-time in the information security field in early 2000. Since 2012, Manuel has worked as a security expert, including supporting over a thousand WAFs to protect a variety of web applications. Starting in 2016, Manuel committed part of his personal time to improve the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set, becoming an active rule developer. Since then he has contributed numerous new rules, fixed false positives and false negatives and assisted with many other improvements.

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