Information security policy compliance (ISP) is one of the key concerns that face organizations today. Although technical and procedural measures help improve information security, there is an increased need to accommodate human, social and organizational factors. Despite the plethora of studies that attempt to identify the factors that motivate compliance behavior or discourage abuse and misuse behaviors, there is a lack of studies that investigate the role of ethical ideology per se in explaining compliance behavior. The purpose of this research is to investigate the role of ethics in explaining Information Security Policy (ISP) compliance. In that regard, a model that integrates behavioral and ethical theoretical perspectives is developed and tested. Overall, analyses indicate strong support for the validation of the proposed theoretical model.
Al-Omari, A., Deokar, A., El-Gayar, O., Walters, J., & Aleassa, H. (2013, January). Information security policy compliance: an empirical study of ethical ideology. In 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 3018-3027). IEEE.