موجز عن الفصل:
This chapter focuses on the effect of
religion on user behaviour and acceptance of security measures. The impacts
of religion on the user behaviour likely affect the cyber security. Looking
at the literature, it became apparent that religion is not an acceptable
measurement scale; instead, religiosity should be used. Islamic religion will
be the primary focus in this chapter and reviewed in the hard Islamic context
of Saudi Arabia. According to the literature people who strongly follow a
religion, such as Muslims, tend to ignore the rules and regulation if they
contradict with their religious teaching. Evidence in this chapter supports
this claim. Religion has an impact on individual cyber security through user
behaviour, perception of online privacy and acceptance to use.
The recent rise in the information security
concerns over the last few years has given an impetus into the need for
further research on individual privacy online. Top information systems
journals have published special issues concerning information security since
2010. In particular, the Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) has
been considered a coveted outlet for top information security researchers. We
provide an overview of articles published by MISQ on the subject, including
the methodological approaches taken, sample size and contribution to theory.
There is a definitely predominance of articles on information security than
on privacy over the last decade. We find no studies reported in MISQ
addressing cultural or religious characteristics of individual online users.
Given the importance which cultural sensitivity has on online behavior and
its role in security studies, the findings of this paper suggest further need
in addressing this gap in information privacy literature. Open research
questions are presented for further discussion.