LEGAL COMPLIANCES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE: Principal Determinants for Management
Category: Computers & Information Technology
Organizations strive to put their information security policies and their legal compliances in place to ensure secure and safe utilization of their information systems and other related resources. The behavior of some employees as regards to noncompliance to such policies has been the topic of study of many researchers in the past. They have used various theoretical approaches to arrive at the factors causing such behaviors. The current study with the title “The Principal Determinants for the Management of the Legal Compliances of Information Systems and Software”, has been inspired by the point that this noncompliance behavior of employees requires yet more research to be done. The fact that employees and organizations fail to follow such procedures is a cause for alarm mainly for those managers who are associated with the security systems. The researcher, from the existing literature, has deciphered that few methods of reducing threats to information security can be understood by a study of the aspects that encourage persons to comply with the given policies. The current study has focused on diverse populations to establish the relation between the educational background of the employees and their awareness of the security policies. The researcher has employed an ethnomethodology approach which deals with day to day situations that are apt for the study. It assumed that every theoretical concern revolves around the specific processes through which everyday realities are constructed in daily person-to-person interactions. The quantitative nature of the study called for a survey to arrive at the relationship between education and compliance behaviors. In the present study, there was a strong correlation between the employees’ education levels and their compliance conducts and there was a strong correlation between the education levels of employees and their knowledge of the information systems related laws and policies. These findings will help managers enhance their capabilities to lead organizations that make use of information systems and also help them to their capacity to lead organizations that use information systems and allot duties to the concerned employees. The research will contribute to the already available knowledge of the various determinants of the management of the legal compliances related to information systems and software.