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dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Sean
dc.contributor.authorLang, Michael
dc.contributor.authorGolden, Willie
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-11T08:11:44Z
dc.date.available2018-10-11T08:11:44Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-07
dc.identifier.citationBrowne, Sean; Lang, Michael; and Golden, Willie, "Linking Threat Avoidance and Security Adoption: A Theoretical Model For SMEs" (2015). BLED 2015 Proceedings. 35. http://aisel.aisnet.org/bled2015/35en_IE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14595
dc.description.abstractA deficiency exists in the Information Systems Security literature because of the tendency to regard IT threat avoidance and IT security adoption as separate behaviours. In addressing the deficiency this research in progress focuses on SMEs, for several reasons including their strategic importance globally, the current trend among cybercriminals to conduct more high volume, low risk attacks against weaker targets and also because of the individualistic behavioural patterns in SMEs. Drawing on several well-established behavioural theories, this paper synthesises elements of these theories into a holistic model, with coping theory placed firmly at is centre. This study will make several contributions to the field, initially creating an empirically validated model for behaviours surrounding both avoidance and preventative actions in small firms and also in presenting and prioritising a specific view of the external factors influencing how threats are appraised, assessed and dealt with.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)en_IE
dc.relation.ispartof28th Bled eConference; Bled, Sloveniaen
dc.subjectCybercrimeen_IE
dc.subjectThreaten_IE
dc.subjectAvoidanceen_IE
dc.subjectAdoptionen_IE
dc.subjectProtection Motivationen_IE
dc.subjectSelf- Efficacyen_IE
dc.subjectCopingen_IE
dc.subjectSecurity.en_IE
dc.titleLinking threat avoidance and security adoption: a theoretical model For SMEsen_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-10-05T10:18:17Z
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=bled2015en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid15055416
dc.local.contactSean Browne, Business Information Systems Department, Cairnes Business School, Nuig. - Email: sean.browne@nuigalway.ie
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