The Role of Rational Calculus in Controlling Individual Propensity Toward Information Security Policy Non-Compliance Behavior

Xu, Z, C., Hu, Q. (2018) “The Role of Rational Calculus in Controlling Individual Propensity toward Information Security Policy Non-Compliance Behavior.” Proceedings of the 51th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2018). URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50354, pp. 3688-3697

Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2018-04-04

25 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2018

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Zhengchuan Xu

Fudan University - School of Management

Qing Hu

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College - The City University of New York

Date Written: April 27, 2018

Abstract

We draw on recent advances in cognitive neural science to articulate an employee security behavioral model. Cognitive neural science studies suggest two neurological processes occurring in human brain when making decisions: the automatic or reflexive process, which is the default mode for decision making, and the controlled or reflective process, which interrupts the automatic process when the brain encounters unexpected events or novel decisions. We map rational choice to the controlled process and self-control to the automatic process and test a decision model using survey data in the context of employee non-compliance behavior to organization information security policies.

Keywords: Information Security, Rational Calculus, Individual Propensity, Security Behavior

JEL Classification: M15

Suggested Citation

Xu, Zhengchuan and Hu, Qing, The Role of Rational Calculus in Controlling Individual Propensity Toward Information Security Policy Non-Compliance Behavior (April 27, 2018). Xu, Z, C., Hu, Q. (2018) “The Role of Rational Calculus in Controlling Individual Propensity toward Information Security Policy Non-Compliance Behavior.” Proceedings of the 51th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2018). URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50354, pp. 3688-3697; Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2018-04-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3169977

Zhengchuan Xu

Fudan University - School of Management ( email )

No. 670, Guoshun Road
Shanghai, 200433
China

Qing Hu (Contact Author)

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College - The City University of New York ( email )

55 Lexington Ave
P. O. Box B13-276
New York, NY 10011
United States
646-312-3049 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty-profile/qing-hu/

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