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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Allen C.
dc.contributor.authorWarkentin, Merrill
dc.contributor.authorDennis, Alan R.
dc.contributor.authorSiponen, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-25T06:10:29Z
dc.date.available2020-07-26T21:35:09Z
dc.date.issued2019fi
dc.identifier.citationJohnston, A. C., Warkentin, M., Dennis, A. R., & Siponen, M. (2019). Speak their Language : Designing Effective Messages to Improve Employees’ Information Security Decision Making. <em>Decision Sciences</em>, 50 (2), 245-284. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/deci.12328">doi:10.1111/deci.12328</a>fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_78376
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/63605
dc.description.abstractEmployee disinterest in information security remains one of the greatest impediments to effective information security management programs. How can organizations enhance the persuasiveness of the information security messages used to warn employees of threats and encourage employees to take specific actions to improve their security? We use fear appeal theory and the elaboration likelihood model to argue that security messages presented using more personally relevant language are more likely to induce employees to engage in the recommended protective security behaviors. Our strategy uses organization identification theory to segment employees into two groups and then develops security messages that use language aligned with each of the two segments. We tested this strategy within a large U.S. organization, and found that employees were more likely to consider and act upon messages that used language aligned with their organizational identification than messages using language not aligned. The effect size was large. Our results show that subtly changing less than a dozen words in the way a security message was presented without changing its substantive content (e.g., using “our” instead of “your”) has both significant and meaningful effects on how employees think about and respond to it.fi
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley; Decision Sciences Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDecision Sciences
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.othertietoturvafi
dc.subject.otheryrityksetfi
dc.subject.otherorganisaatiotfi
dc.subject.othertyöntekijätfi
dc.subject.otherviestintäfi
dc.subject.otherinformation securityfi
dc.subject.otherorganizationsfi
dc.subject.otheremployeesfi
dc.subject.otherdecision makingfi
dc.subject.othermessagesfi
dc.subject.othersecurity messagesfi
dc.titleSpeak their Language : Designing Effective Messages to Improve Employees’ Information Security Decision Makingfi
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201904232239
dc.contributor.laitosInformaatioteknologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Information Technologyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTietojärjestelmätiede
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-04-23T09:15:23Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange245-284
dc.relation.issn0011-7315
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume50
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2018 Decision Sciences Institute.
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dc.format.contentfulltext
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1111/deci.12328


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