An Effect of Organizational Security Climate on Individual's Opportunistic Security Behavior: An Empirical Study

조직의 보안 분위기가 개인의 기회주의 행동에 미치는 영향에 관한 실증 연구

  • Received : 2012.09.19
  • Accepted : 2012.10.29
  • Published : 2012.11.30


Drawing upon Griffin and Neal's safety climate and performance model, this study developed an information security climate model. Research model is composed of three research variables that include information security climate, information security compliance attitude, and opportunistic security behavior. Results of the study strongly support the fundamental proposition that the organizational security climate has significant positive influence on the individual's opportunistic security behavior. However, the study also reveals that the organizational climate may not directly associate with the reduction of opportunistic security behavior. Rather the organizational security climate nurtures the favorable attitude of the employee towards the compliance of information security, which in turn discourages opportunistic security behavior.