We’ve talked about how the security breaches in 2014 can make IT security feel like a Hollywood slasher. Sticking together will help, but what about some practical tips for staying safe out there? Here’s cloud security in 7 steps.

1. Protect more than the perimeter.

Think about the number of people who have access to your network: employees, customers, partners, contractors and more. With this breadth of access, protecting the edge is no longer enough. You need to dig deeper.

2. Sanity check users’ access based on context.

Mobile devices allow us to connect from anywhere, but that doesn’t mean that we should always have the same access. Sanity checking based on context can prevent questionable scenarios that a normal perimeter protection might miss. For example, your VMware admin might have carte blanche access from his laptop when on-site, but does