Organisations are increasingly impacted by employee failures to implement readily available systems security countermeasures that result in security lapses. An area where this is most intriguing is among those organisational members who know how to implement security measures but do
not do so. Important suggestions have been made, but despite them, the problem continues, and even grows worse. Most of the research into these security behaviours have been either purely self-report perceptions (many with low response rates) or have consisted of theory and model building
and testing. In addition, the extant research has concentrated on either individual or organisational factors. With our research, we were interested in addressing two literature gaps: (1) to determine how well perceptions of security behaviours translated into the world of practice, and (2)
to understand the relationships between individual and organisational factors. Our study found that individual factors outlined in the threat control model amplified with high perceptions of organisational procedural justice on taking specified security countermeasures. Consequently, we make
recommendations for research and practice.
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information security behaviours;
threat control model
Document Type: Research Article
Florida Institute of Technology, College of Business, Melbourne, FL, USA
Craig School of Business, California State University, Fresno, CA, USA
J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Publication date: 01 November 2009
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