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What influences employees to follow security policies?

Incorporating the Value of Congruence Model (VC), the Theory of Planned Behavior Model (TPB), and Security-Conscious Care Behavior, this study demonstrates that cybersecurity behavior can be effectively influenced through straightforward and cost-efficient measures. Such an approach offers substantial advantages to companies seeking to protect their assets. By analyzing data from 193 respondents, the research underscores...

Avoid being a victim of social engineering attack during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article delves into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the proliferation of social technology attacks. It discusses the implications of these emerging threats and offers strategies for addressing them. By examining various known threats associated with coronaviruses, this report provides valuable insights and recommendations for entities and enterprises. Furthermore, the study explores the...

Mindfulness and cybersecurity behavior: A comparative analysis of rational and intuitive cybersecurity decisions

Despite substantial investments in technological solutions to bolster cybersecurity, human factors, such as employees falling for phishing attacks, remain a significant vulnerability that can undermine even the most advanced security systems. Drawing upon dual-process theories of cognition, this study posits that a brief mindfulness practice may mitigate automatic responses to phishing attempts by improving rational...

When does 360-degree feedback create behavior change? And how would we know it when it does?

The potential of 360-degree feedback in fostering behavioral and organizational change is well-recognized, but research on its effectiveness yields mixed results due to diverse design features. Four crucial characteristics for successful organizational change through 360-degree feedback include relevant content, credible data, accountability, and high participation rates. Research challenges exist in each area, and reliable data...