Information security policy compliance model in organizations

Sohrabi Safa, N. (2016) Information security policy compliance model in organizations. Computers & Security, 56 (1). pp. 70-82. ISSN 0167-4048

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Abstract

The Internet and information technology have influenced human life significantly. However, information security is still an important concern for both users and organizations. Technology cannot solely guarantee a secure environment for information; the human aspects of information security should be taken into consideration, besides the technological aspects. The lack of information security awareness, ignorance, negligence, apathy, mischief, and resistance are the root of users' mistakes. In this research, a novel model shows how complying with organizational information security policies shapes and mitigates the risk of employees' behaviour. The significant aspect of this research is derived from the conceptualization of different aspects of involvement, such as information security knowledge sharing, collaboration, intervention and experience, as well as attachment, commitment, and personal norms that are important elements in the Social Bond Theory. The results of the data analysis revealed that information security knowledge sharing, collaboration, intervention and experience all have a significant effect on employees' attitude towards compliance with organizational information security policies. However, attachment does not have a significant effect on employees' attitude towards information security policy compliance. In addition, the findings have shown that commitment and personal norms affect employees' attitude. Attitude towards compliance with information security organizational policies also has a significant effect on the behavioural intention regarding information security compliance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information security; Organization policies; Users' behaviour; Involvement; Attitude
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources (General) > Information services. Information centers
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Dept of Information Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nader Sohrabi Safa
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 00:41
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 00:41
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/15147

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