Information Security and Privacy (SIG SEC)

Paper Type

ERF

Paper Number

1261

Description

The awareness of organizations and their investment in information security have increased; however, the frequency of incidents per company has tripled from 2016. Insider-related security risks are still of the top concern of security professionals and scholars. Thus, this study considers the influence of managers and the relationship between supervisors and employees as a factor that may impact information security compliance in a workplace. Moreover, this paper considers the impact of perceived organizational support by emphasizing the role of organizational commitment as a mediator as a response to the contradictory results of prior studies in the literature. Finally, role conflict is proposed as a moderator of the perceived supervisor support and security compliance behavior relationship. This study extends the knowledge of the role of supervisor and organizational commitment in increasing security compliance behaviors for both practitioners and scholars.

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Investigating the Supervisor’s Role in Information Security Compliance

The awareness of organizations and their investment in information security have increased; however, the frequency of incidents per company has tripled from 2016. Insider-related security risks are still of the top concern of security professionals and scholars. Thus, this study considers the influence of managers and the relationship between supervisors and employees as a factor that may impact information security compliance in a workplace. Moreover, this paper considers the impact of perceived organizational support by emphasizing the role of organizational commitment as a mediator as a response to the contradictory results of prior studies in the literature. Finally, role conflict is proposed as a moderator of the perceived supervisor support and security compliance behavior relationship. This study extends the knowledge of the role of supervisor and organizational commitment in increasing security compliance behaviors for both practitioners and scholars.