Antecedents for enhanced level of cyber-security in organisations

Kumar, Saurabh, Biswas, Baidyanath, Bhatia, Manjot Singh and Dora, Manoj (2021) Antecedents for enhanced level of cyber-security in organisations. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 34 (6). pp. 1597-1629. ISSN 17410398

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The present study aims to identify and investigate the antecedents of enhanced level of cyber-security at the organisational level from both the technical and the human resource perspective using human–organisation–technology (HOT) theory.

The study has been conducted on 151 professionals who have expertise in dealing with cyber-security in organisations in sectors such as retail, education, healthcare, etc. in India. The analysis of the data is carried out using partial least squares based structural equation modelling technique (PLS-SEM).

The results from the study suggest that “legal consequences” and “technical measures” adopted for securing cyber-security in organisations are the most important antecedents for enhanced cyber-security levels in the organisations. The other significant antecedents for enhanced cyber-security in organisations include “role of senior management” and “proactive information security”.

Research limitations/implications
This empirical study has significant implications for organisations as they can take pre-emptive measures by focussing on important antecedents and work towards enhancing the level of cyber-security.

The originality of this research is combining both technical and human resource perspective in identifying the determinants of enhanced level of cyber-security in the organisations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Antecedents | Cyber-security | Organisation | Structural equation modelling
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Human Resource Management
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Computer Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 15:00
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 10:57
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Funders: Indian Institute of Management Indore, India


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