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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Proactive information security management in organizations has been suggested to be an effective approach for preventing data breaches and security incidents. However, what motivates IT professionals to adopt such practices or behavior is not clear. Taking a prototype-willingness model perspective, this study aims to investigate how both rational and heuristic aspects of decision making can affect organizations’ proactive information security behavior. Further, it will assess the moderating role of dominant environmental characteristics on the effect of decision makers’ intention and willingness to pursue proactive information security behavior on the organizations’ actual behavior.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Organizations’ Proactive Information Security Behavior

Proactive information security management in organizations has been suggested to be an effective approach for preventing data breaches and security incidents. However, what motivates IT professionals to adopt such practices or behavior is not clear. Taking a prototype-willingness model perspective, this study aims to investigate how both rational and heuristic aspects of decision making can affect organizations’ proactive information security behavior. Further, it will assess the moderating role of dominant environmental characteristics on the effect of decision makers’ intention and willingness to pursue proactive information security behavior on the organizations’ actual behavior.