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Understanding the factors of information leakage through online social networking to safeguard organizational information

Abdul Molok, Nurul Nuha and Ahmad, Atif and Chang, Shanton (2010) Understanding the factors of information leakage through online social networking to safeguard organizational information. In: Australasian Conference for Information Systems, 1 - 3 December 2010, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract

With the rapid escalation of the online social networking (OSN) use, there have been some high profile cases reported in the media about information leakage by employees that are detrimental to organizations. However, academic literature rarely discusses the impacts of OSN on organizations. This conceptual paper explores employees’ OSN use behaviour that leads to the disclosure of organizational information which may jeopardize the information systems (IS) security. In order to do that, the paper briefly reviews theories from criminology, psychology and sociology that are related to our study. We find that Decomposed Theory of Planned Behaviour is the most suitable theoretical model in explaining the underlying factors that drive information leakage through OSN. The understanding of these reasons facilitates our suggestion for organizations to safeguard information against this insider threat by employing information security education, training and awareness (SETA) programs for employees.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 5341/32426
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information leakage, unauthorised information disclosure, online social networking, information security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.6 Management information systems
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Dr. Nurul Nuha Abdul Molok
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 16:54
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 17:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32426

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