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dc.contributor.authorCrossler, Robert E.en
dc.contributor.authorBelanger, Franceen
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-19T16:54:22Zen
dc.date.available2018-07-19T16:54:22Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/84189en
dc.description.abstractSecurity threats regularly affect users of home computers. As such, it is important to understand the practices of users for protecting their computers and networks, and to identify determinants of these practices. Several recent studies utilize Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) to explore these practices. However, these studies focus on one specific security protection behavior or on intentions to use a generic measure of security protection tools or techniques (practices). In contrast, this study empirically tests the effectiveness of PMT to explain a newly developed measure for collectively capturing several individual security practices. The results show that PMT explains an important portion of the variance in the unified security practices measure, and demonstrates the importance of explaining individual security practices as a whole as opposed to one particular behavior individually. Implications of the study for research and practice are discussed.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherACMen
dc.subjectInformation Securityen
dc.subjectSecurity Practicesen
dc.subjectProtection Motivation Theoryen
dc.subjectHome Useren
dc.titleAn Extended Perspective on Individual Security Behaviorsen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.title.serialACM SIGMIS Databaseen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1145/2691517.2691521en
dc.identifier.volume4en
dc.identifier.issue4en


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