Empowerment and BYOx: Towards Improved IS Security Compliance

Maximilian von Welck, Manuel Trenz, Tina Blegind Jensen, Daniel Veit

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Non-compliant employees continue to pose a serious threat to information systems security. Most attempts to increase compliant behavior rely on measures that reduce employees’ latitude. However, recent studies suggest that this indeed eventuates in less compliance due to adverse behaviors of frustrated or stressed employees. In this study, we propose a novel approach where increased latitude –by means of permitting BYOx–increases the intention to comply. In order to do so, we first construct a theoretical model that links BYOx with empowerment and abuse intention. Subsequently, we run a feasibility study to assess our experimental design and the general feasibility of our propositions. The results suggest that psychological empowerment can indeed be manipulated with vignettes, and that changes in empowerment influence individuals’ abuse intentions. Based on such initial promising results, we outline how this novel approach to improve IS security compliance can be developed and investigated further.
TitelICIS 2017 Proceedings
Antal sider11
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation - Coex Convention Center , Seoul, Sydkorea
Varighed: 10 dec. 201713 dec. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 38


Konference38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017
LokationCoex Convention Center
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


  • Information systems security
  • Compliance
  • Empowerment
  • IT consumerization
  • Shadow IT
  • Bring your own x (BYOx)
  • BYOD
  • BYOS
  • Factorial survey