Information security can be improved by giving users more options: study

Researchers have suggested that businesses can improve their information security by giving their employees – users – more options. According to a recently published study in the Journal of Management Information Systems, security managers and supervisors could have greater success in motivating employees to act more securely by avoiding cold, authoritative commands, and instead create security messages that are relatable and provide options for how employees can better protect information and respond to threats. The study by researchers at Washington State University and colleagues employees may fail to realize they are putting company data at risk or have less of …

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