Workplace Violence and Social Engineering Among Korean Employees

Workplace Violence and Social Engineering Among Korean Employees

Youngkeun Choi (Sangmyung University, Seoul, South Korea)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/IJABIM.2019010102

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate if workplace violence has a negative influence on employees who are exposed to social engineering. This article explores if information security culture can be helpful to make them to resist social engineering. In the results, first, job-related bullying and abusive supervision decreases employees' intention to resist social engineering. Second, information security culture decreases the negative effect of job-related bullying, abusive supervision or organizational politics on employees' intention to resist social engineering.
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2. Theoretical Background And Hypotheses Development

Social engineering means an external information security threat that includes exploiting human weaknesses by manipulating people into performing actions that benefit an attacker (Junger et al., 2017; Mitnick & Simon, 2002). Recently, it is a major security threat to organizations, and is often launched through email (phishing) or phone (phone fraud) (Fan et al., 2017). Perpetrators can attempt to establish interpersonal relationships with victims to create a feeling of commitment. Attempting to make a victim react to exclusive offers is believed to make a victim comply with a malicious request as people are in general more eager to buy something that is exclusive and offered for a short time of period (Cialdini, 2006).

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