After discussing the general issues with user participation in information systems development and aspect of user awareness with information security processes, this article raises a series of issues concerned with user participation with the information security aspects of the user requirements during information systems development processes. These issues are then developed into a theoretical model concerned with user participation in the elicitation of information security requirements during systems development processes. While most of these issues are known in the general systems development context, when they arise in the information security context, they are easily overlooked or neglected. The theoretical model and the associated issues presented are candidates further research work within the information security domain.