Off the Leash : The Meaning of Non-punitive Security Approaches to Organizational Insiders

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Society with Digital Innovation
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages1448-1457
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780996683159, 9781510853690
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameICIS: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation

Conference

Title38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017)
LocationCOEX, Convention and Exhibition Center
PlaceKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10 - 13 December 2017

Abstract

Organizations predominantly rely on punishment and sanctioning to enforce compliance with information security policies among employees. However, employee’s reactance to these punitive approaches have recently been linked to several negative consequences that in the long run might negatively affect organizational performance. Against this backdrop, we aim to understand how non-punitive approaches present a viable alternative. We propose to study the unique revelatory case of Netflix Stethoscope, a new software tool that breaks with the tradition by assuming that users are generally willing to comply with information security policies if allowed the freedom to do so. Taking the employees perspective, and drawing from symbolic interactionism, we propose an exploratory research design targeted at uncovering what these non-punitive approaches mean to employees, how employees respond to non-punitive approaches, and how culture affects employees’ meaning of non-punitive approaches.

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  • Netflix Stethoscope, Non-punitive information security, Organizational insiders, Symbolic interactionism

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Off the Leash : The Meaning of Non-punitive Security Approaches to Organizational Insiders. / Schuetz, Sebastian W.; Chen, Renee Rui.

38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017): Transforming Society with Digital Innovation. Vol. 2 Association for Information Systems, 2017. p. 1448-1457 (ICIS: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review