The Influence of Institutional Forces on Employee Compliance with Information Security Policies

Ye Hou, Ping Gao, Richard Heeks

Abstract

Information Security is an issue of growing concern to organisations, typically addressed by development of information security policies. However, policies are only effective if organizational employees comply with them. This paper reviews literature related to employees’ security behaviour and information security policy compliance and presents research gaps from literature review on influencing employees’ compliance behaviour with information security policy. Here, we analyse the institutional factors that shape employee behaviour towards information security policy compliance. Applying institutional theory, we posit that an employee’s compliance behaviour with information security policy is positively influenced by regulative, normative and culture-cognitive forces in organisations.

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Hou Y., Gao P. and Heeks R. (2011). The Influence of Institutional Forces on Employee Compliance with Information Security Policies . In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-61-4, pages 132-141. DOI: 10.5220/0003587901320141


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@conference{wosis11,
author={Ye Hou and Ping Gao and Richard Heeks},
title={The Influence of Institutional Forces on Employee Compliance with Information Security Policies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={132-141},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003587901320141},
isbn={978-989-8425-61-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2011)
TI - The Influence of Institutional Forces on Employee Compliance with Information Security Policies
SN - 978-989-8425-61-4
AU - Hou Y.
AU - Gao P.
AU - Heeks R.
PY - 2011
SP - 132
EP - 141
DO - 10.5220/0003587901320141