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Information safety at the workplace: A research into safe email behaviour among employees of the municipality of Enschede

Boerkamp, L.G.P. (2018) Information safety at the workplace: A research into safe email behaviour among employees of the municipality of Enschede.

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Abstract:Information safety forms a hot topic in today's technology-oriented society. With personal data on the line, the relevance of protecting corporate information systems is increasing in importance. Especially in governmental organizations that have the responsibility of protecting and storing much privacy-sensitive data, a solid protection should be a high priority among all employees involved. However, when it comes to safeguarding data in organizations, research indicates that the end-users of information systems might form the weakest link. Hereby, email behaviour seems to be of the greatest importance. Research has namely shown that most security breaches in municipalities happened because of sending files to the wrong addressees. Thus, in order to investigate which variables influence safe email behaviour, a quantitative survey study (N = 582) has been conducted among employees of the municipality of Enschede. By means of this study, other information security-related behaviours were further investigated as well. The outcomes of this research can assist the municipality of Enschede in optimizing their internal awareness campaign regarding information safety. Also, the theoretical implications are relevant for research in the field of safe email behaviour.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Gemeente Enschede, Enschede, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies BSc (56615)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76165
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