Understanding the Information Security Awareness Process in Real Estate Organizations Using the Seci Model

20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2014), 7-10 August 2014, Association for Information Systems, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 3 May 2014

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Deepa Mani

University of South Australia

Sameera Mubarak

University of South Australia

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Date Written: May 1, 2014

Abstract

Information security awareness plays a key role in organizations using information systems for their business operations. Recent trends have indicated that not only critical infrastructure sectors but also organizations such as retail services are targeted by criminals as long as there is data of interest and the level of information security (and awareness) is relatively low. One such example concerns real estate organizations where they process their customers’ personal and sensitive information. In this study, we applied Nonaka’s Socialization, Externalization, Internalization, and Combination (SECI) model as the theoretical lens to understand how real estate business employees gain awareness and understanding of information security. Data collected from 105 real estate organizations is tested using the structural equation modelling approach. The results indicate Socialization, Internalization and Combination were found to support the development of information security awareness among employees while data analysis does not support Externalization.

Keywords: Information security awareness, Information security policies, Real estate organizations, SECI model

JEL Classification: C88, C89, K42, K49

Suggested Citation

Mani, Deepa and Mubarak, Sameera and Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond, Understanding the Information Security Awareness Process in Real Estate Organizations Using the Seci Model (May 1, 2014). 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2014), 7-10 August 2014, Association for Information Systems, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2431990

Deepa Mani

University of South Australia ( email )

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

Sameera Mubarak

University of South Australia ( email )

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Contact Author)

The University of Texas at San Antonio ( email )

San Antonio, TX 78249
United States
+12104587867 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/raymondchooau/

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