I am going to be installing mod_security on my AWS EC2 Linux instance tonight and need a little help/reassurance. The only thing I am truly worried about right now is making sure my (admin) access to the instance and webserver is maintained w/o compromising security. I use ssh (port 22) and http (80) to access this and I've read horror stories from other EC2 users claiming they were locked out of their sites once they put up a  web application firewall.
So my question boils down to:
What settings should I put in the mod_security conf file to make sure I can get in on those ports? IP at home is not static. (Hence the issue)
Thanks so, so, so much.
PS I am super new to this, so hand-holding is okay by me.