Paper Number

1934

Paper Type

CRP

Abstract

Users face various information technology (IT) threats in their daily lives. They affect users by evoking emotions such as fear and require them to engage in behaviors such as changing their passwords. While research offers rich insights into how IT threats generally influence users, it does not contrast different types of IT threats that likely influence how they affect users. Drawing on the stimulus-organism-response model, we conducted a literature review on information systems (IS) research on IT threats to identify the different types of IT threats and their influence on users. Findings reveal different types of IT threats, how they influence users’ perceptions, emotions, and behaviors, and the contextual factors that guide these relationships. We contribute to IS research by painting a holistic picture of extant knowledge on IT threats and crafting an agenda for future research.

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Navigating the Landscape of IT Threats: A Literature Review and the Road Ahead

Users face various information technology (IT) threats in their daily lives. They affect users by evoking emotions such as fear and require them to engage in behaviors such as changing their passwords. While research offers rich insights into how IT threats generally influence users, it does not contrast different types of IT threats that likely influence how they affect users. Drawing on the stimulus-organism-response model, we conducted a literature review on information systems (IS) research on IT threats to identify the different types of IT threats and their influence on users. Findings reveal different types of IT threats, how they influence users’ perceptions, emotions, and behaviors, and the contextual factors that guide these relationships. We contribute to IS research by painting a holistic picture of extant knowledge on IT threats and crafting an agenda for future research.

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