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dc.contributor.authorSiponen, Mikko T.
dc.contributor.authorVance, Anthony
dc.identifier.citationSiponen, M.T., & Vance, A. (2012). IS Security Policy Violations: A Rational Choice Perspective. <em>Journal of Organizational and End User Computing</em> 24, (1). <a href=""></a>
dc.description.abstractEmployee violations of IS security policies are reported as a key concern for organizations. Although behavioral research on IS security has received increasing attention from IS scholars, little empirical research has examined this problem. To address this research gap, the authors test a model based on Rational Choice Theory RCT-a prominent criminological theory not yet applied in IS-which explains, in terms of a utilitarian calculation, an individual's decision to commit a violation. Empirical results show that the effects of informal sanctions, moral beliefs, and perceived benefits convincingly explain employee IS security policy violations, while the effect of formal sanctions is insignificant. Based on these findings, the authors discuss several implications for research and
dc.publisherIGI Global
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Organizational and End User Computingfi
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherdeterrence theoryfi
dc.subject.otherIS securityfi
dc.subject.otherIS security compliancefi
dc.subject.otherIS security policiesfi
dc.subject.otherrational choice theoryfi
dc.titleIS Security Policy Violations : A Rational Choice Perspectivefi
dc.contributor.laitosInformaatioteknologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Information Technologyen
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