Perceived Susceptibility Of Being Attacked By Malicious Technology And Non-Wireless Network Security Case Study

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However, the studies reveal inconsistent results as to whether both constructs always determine security behavior (Liang & Xue, 2010). Woon et al. (2005) indicate that perceived severity determines whether individuals take security measures to protect their home wireless network security. Ng et al. (2009) reveal that perceived susceptibility impacts users’ security behavior to protect their emails, while Workman et al. (2008) show that both perceived susceptibility and perceived threats determined user IT behavior. As perception of threat increases, users are more motivated to engage in protection practices, as is evident in health protective behavior literature (Rippetoe and Rogers, 1987; Rosenstock, 1974) and similarly in the IT security…show more content…
However, many of these studies focused on information security knowledge sharing in organizations, this study will apply the concept of knowledge sharing to VCs. On the basis that knowledge sharing is a factor of involvement, which predicts to heighten avoidance motivation, hence the hypothesis:
H5: information security knowledge sharing positively affects users’ avoidance motivation
Safa et al. (2016) defined collaboration as a recursive process, where people, teams, or organizations work together to perform a task or accomplish a goal. Hence, information security collaboration can assist in distribution and sharing of information security knowledge among users, as highlighted by Ahmad, Hadgkiss, and Ruighaver (2012). Similarly, Feledi, Fenz, & Lechner, (2013) indicated that collaboration can be applied in the form of submitting, commenting on, and peer-reviewing the knowledge shared, while Mace, Parkin, and Moorsel (2010) suggested that collaboration is a key benefit for identifying features to assess information security threats also that collaboration can create valuable knowledge in information security domain as it assist users to understand and extend their information about security breaches. Bernard (2007) found that information security collaboration decreases the cost of gaining security knowledge

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