The objective of this paper was to provide information on the influence of relevant social-related and organizational climate factors in discouraging employee engagement in nonmalicious counterproductive computer security behaviors (CCSB). To that end, this study adopts elements from the social cognitive theory and the organizational climate perspective to guide the research project. A research model is proposed to show that the factors of social support, observational learning/modeling and the sub-constructs of organizational climate (i.e., formalization, training, clarity of organizational goals, and involvement) have negative associations with employees’ urge to participate in CCSB. Data collection took place in ten diverse countries and analysis of the data is in progress.

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