Russian roulette or a game of whack a mole? Effect of overconfidence in protecting information systems

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Abstract

Informed decision-making requires that individuals understand the risks and tradeoffs in making decisions on the potential threats that they encounter. However, it comes as a surprise that individuals who should know better may put themselves, others and their institutions at risk. The protection motivation theory states that an individual may protect themselves based on four factors. That is the perceived severity of a threatening event, the perceived probability of the occurrence, or vulnerability, the efficacy of the recommended preventive behavior, and the perceived self-efficacy. This research in progress seeks to understand why I.T professions may be susceptible to security threats. We develop a conceptual model aimed at exploring how overconfidence plays an important role in the experiences of IT Professionals. We contribute to extant literature by integrating confidence and PMT in behavioral information security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmericas Conference on Information Systems 2018
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)9780996683166
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2018Aug 18 2018

Publication series

NameAmericas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018

Other

Other24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period8/16/188/18/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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