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Company policy states that all internet-facing components must be protected with a WAF. However, I have an Azure Blobstorage that stores public web assets. I don't think putting it behind a WAF makes sense. What are the benefits of putting a WAF here? What are the risks if we don't do that?

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Remember the CIA triad:

  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Availability

You appear to be focused on the Confidentiality part. A WAF can also protect public data from being modified, added to, deleted, or weaponised.

I can't tell you if that is a specific risk for you in this instance, but these are other concerns to consider even if the data is public.

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