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5th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA 2011)
Title: Combating Information Security Apathy By Encouraging Prosocial Organisational Behaviour
Author(s): Kerry-Lynn Thomson, Johan van Niekerk
Keywords: Information security, prosocial organisational behaviour, goal-setting theory, information security corporate culture
Abstract: The protection of organisational information assets is a human problem. It is widely acknowledged that an organisation’s employees are the weakest link in the protection of the organisation’s information assets. Most current approaches towards addressing this human problem focus on awareness and educational activities and do not necessarily view the problem from a holistic viewpoint. Combating employee apathy and motivating employees to see information security as their problem is often not adequately addressed by “isolated” awareness activities. This paper examines the motivation of employees to actively contribute towards information security from an organisational science perspective through prosocial organisational behaviour.
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