Quotation Bauer, Stefan, Bernroider, Edward. 2015. The Effects of Awareness Programs on Information Security in Banks: The Roles of Protection Motivation and Monitoring. In: Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust, Hrsg. Tryfonas, Theo, Askoxylakis, Ioannis, S. 154-164. Los Angeles: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


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Our aim is to understand how information security awareness (ISA) programs affect the intention of employees for compliant information security behavior. We draw on Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) to uncover indirect influences of ISA programs, and seek to identify the extent to which intention translates into actual compliance is contingent on monitoring. Based on partial least squares structural equation modeling analysis of 183 survey responses consisting of German bank employees, we find strong empirical evidence for the importance of ISA programs, protection motivation and monitoring. While ISA programs effectively change how employees cope with and assess security threats, only coping appraisal is an important condition for the positive behavioral effects of such programs to occur. However, ISA programs may cause a false sense of security, as vulnerability perceptions are reduced by consuming ISA programs but not affecting intentions for compliant security behavior. Perceived monitoring strengthens this confirmed intention-behavior link.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title The Effects of Awareness Programs on Information Security in Banks: The Roles of Protection Motivation and Monitoring
Title of whole publication Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust
Editor Tryfonas, Theo, Askoxylakis, Ioannis
Page from 154
Page to 164
Location Los Angeles
Publisher Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Year 2015
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-20376-8_14
ISBN 978-3-319-20375-1

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Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
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