Cloud Security

How do you monitor an AWS VPC?

Updated:
February 21, 2022
Written by
Abhay Bhargav
Security Engineer Interview Questions - How do you monitor an AWS VPC?

One of the most important network security and isolation features on AWS is Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). In this video, Abhay Bhargav focuses specifically on VPC Flow Logs, a feature that enables you to capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces in your VPC. He'll be answering the common interview question: "What methods can you use to monitor traffic in VPCs?Watch the full video for an in-depth analysis of VPCs and how to monitor traffic in them!VPC is a networking layer for Amazon EC2 which enables you to launch #AWS resources into a virtual network that you've defined. This virtual network is very similar to a traditional network you'd operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS.Just to give you some context, here are some things VPC Flow Logs are typically used for:Security group rule analysisMonitoring network trafficDetermining traffic direction and patterns on network interfaces

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Abhay Bhargav

Abhay Bhargav

Abhay is a speaker and trainer at major industry events including DEF CON, BlackHat, OWASP AppSecUSA. He loves golf (don't get him started).

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