MWAIS 2021 Proceedings


Human behavior inside organizations is considered to be the main threat to organizations. Prior research demonstrated that employees are the weakest link in the information security management chain. Personality is playing an important role in individuals’ decision-making process and considering the role of employees’ personality in studying their behavior and action is inevitable. This research-in-progress paper focuses on identifying how different dimensions of personality have been considered in the information security context. It presents a systematic literature review of studies have been done on Big Five personality trait & information security in the last 20 years. The results of this study not only provide a comprehensive view of the role Big Five trait in improving information security compliance in a workplace but also indicate the gaps in the current literature and elaborate on future research directions. This study also helps practitioners and managers to have a better understanding of the reasons behind employees’ intentions regards information security behavior and may initiate some human resource procedures in organizations.