By Mikko Siponen, M. Adam Mahmood, Seppo Pahnila
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 52 No. 12, Pages 145-147
Careless employees, who do not follow information security policies, constitute a serious threat to their organization. We conducted a field survey in order to understand which factors help towards employees' compliance with these security policies. Our research shows that the visibility of the desired practices and normative expectations of peers will provide a solid foundation towards employees complying with these policies.
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