Information security is a major challenge for organizations due to the proliferation of digitization and constant connectivity. It is becoming widely accepted that raising an information security culture, meaning instilling security behaviour in people interacting with ICTs, is key to maintaining a healthy security posture. However the academic field of information security culture has been described as immature, lacks empirical validation, while the constituents of the concept as well as methods, tools, frameworks and metrics for fostering and evaluating it within organisations remain elusive. This pa- per, based on a critical analysis of relevant literature and practice, provides a research agenda of critical issues that need to be addressed so that users, from security’s weakest link, become an important actor for proactive information security. These issues include the need for proper and employable definitions of information security culture and the need to explore the existence of security subcultures, the need to develop frameworks, tools and metrics for guiding, evaluating and comparing security culture raising programs, the need to explore the interplay between organisational elements (including organisational structure, type and management practices) and security culture, the need to identify the impact of security culture in issues such as innovation adoption, the need to investigate the influence of national and organisational culture on security culture and so on.
Karyda, Maria, "Fostering Information Security Culture In Organizations: A Research Agenda" (2017). MCIS 2017 Proceedings. 28.