Research has shown that the cost of information security (IS) breaches to organizations has been estimated to be in the billions of dollars. Extant research has linked human error to about 65% of data breaches, which involve economic loss of more than $20 billion to US companies. Researchers concur and further add that end users' behaviors contribute to internal security breaches in organizations, and that these behaviors include employee negligence and non-compliance with policies. Research has also shown that individuals' self-efficacy to strengthen information security efforts starts at home; this behavior at home creates the foundation for Internet users or individuals to continue applying security behaviors at work. This study investigated the association and the probability of a predictive relationship between the independent variable (IV), type of Internet connectivity and the dependent variable (DV), cyber security incidents, among adult users of the Internet in the U.S.A. Findings from a Chi-square test indicated that no statistically significant association and no probability of a statistically significant predictive relationship existed between the IV and the DV. These Chi-square test's results supported the results of the binomial logistic regression.
|Advisor:||Bailey, Barbara A.|
|Commitee:||Butler, Clifford, Parham, Patricia|
|Department:||School of Business and Technology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Information Technology, Information science, Computer science|
|Keywords:||Cyber security, Cyber security incidents, Information assurance, Information assurance and security, Information security, Internet connections|
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