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Do it OR ELSE! Exploring the Effectiveness of Deterrence on Employee Compliance with Information Security Policies

@inproceedings{Aurigemma2014DoIO,
  title={Do it OR ELSE! Exploring the Effectiveness of Deterrence on Employee Compliance with Information Security Policies},
  author={Salvatore Aurigemma and Thomas Mattson},
  year={2014}
}
Organizations have long relied upon the threat of sanctions to influence employees to follow information security policies. Unfortunately, the belief in the power of deterrence has provided mixed results in both research and in real life. This study explored the impact of sanction effects in an organization with a robust information security program. Findings indicate an employee’s perceived sanction severity has a significant impact on their intent to follow ISP guidelines while their… 

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