Making cues Salient: the Role of Security Awareness in shaping Threat and Coping Appraisals

@inproceedings{Jaeger2017MakingCS,
  title={Making cues Salient: the Role of Security Awareness in shaping Threat and Coping Appraisals},
  author={Lennart Jaeger and Andreas Eckhardt},
  booktitle={ECIS},
  year={2017}
}
The number of phishing e-mails sent to users’ inboxes at organizations increases every year, putting users under constant threat of data or identity theft. In finding ways to motivate users to protect themselves and their organization from such threats, IS security researchers using protection motivation theory (PMT) have made notable contributions to the relationship between appraisal processes and adaptive responses. In this study, we argue that security awareness is the missing link that can… CONTINUE READING

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