An impact of information security investment on information security incidents: A case of Korean organizations

Hansol Lee, Eunkyung Kwon, Kyeongwon Yoo, Sangmi Chai

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Abstract

Information security incidents are serious threats for a modern business environment. Firms believe that an investment on information security contribute to firms avoiding security incidents. However, there is a little research on economic outcomes of information security investment. This research investigates the relationship between information security investments and the number of information security incidents. This study empirically investigates how the information security related investment could reduce the possibility of information security incidents. Based on survey data, this study explores an impact of information security investment on information security incidents. This research explores the factors; an investment on information security, top management support, and Employees' information security awareness, contributing on firms' information security breaches. Based on Poisson regression model, we expect to figure out a positive impact of firm's information security investment on reducing the number of information security incidents. In addition, we expect to find out the impact of support of top management and employees' information security awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Electronic Commerce
Subtitle of host publicatione-Commerce in Smart connected World, ICEC 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342223
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Aug 2016
Event18th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, ICEC 2016 - Suwon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 17 Aug 201619 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume17-19-August-2016

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, ICEC 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySuwon
Period17/08/1619/08/16

Keywords

  • Employees' information security awareness
  • Information security incidents
  • Investment of information security
  • Poisson regression model
  • Top management's support

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