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Type: Journal article
Title: The influence of organizational information security culture on information security decision making
Author: Parsons, K.
Young, E.
Butavicius, M.
McCormac, A.
Pattinson, M.
Jerram, C.
Citation: Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 2015; 9(2):117-129
Publisher: Sage
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 2169-5032
2169-5032
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Kathryn Marie Parsons, Elise Young Marcus, Antanas Butavicius, Agata McCormac, Malcolm Robert Pattinson, Cate Jerram
Abstract: In this study three aspects of information security decision making—namely, knowledge of policies and procedures, attitude towards policies and procedures, and self-reported behavior—were examined in conjunction with the organizational factors that may increase human-based cyber vulnerabilities. The results of a survey of 500 Australian employees revealed a significant, positive relationship between information security decision making and organizational information security culture. This suggests that improving the security culture of an organization will positively influence the behavior of employees, which in turn should also improve compliance with security policies. This means that risk to an organization’s information systems and data will be mitigated. The complexity associated with implementing effective rewards and punishments are discussed, along with suggestions for further research to adequately understand the many factors that influence information security decision making.
Keywords: decision making
topics
safety culture
cybersecurity
domains
cognitive processes
organizational processes
information systems
Rights: Copyright © 2015, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
DOI: 10.1177/1555343415575152
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