Security by Compliance? A Study of Insider Threat Implications for Nigerian Banks

  • Tesleem FagadeEmail author
  • Theo Tryfonas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9750)


This work explores the behavioural dimension of compliance to information security standards. We review past literature, building on different models of human behaviour, based on relevant theories like deterrence theory and the theory of planned behaviour. We conduct a survey of IT professionals, managers and employees of selected banks from Nigeria as part of a sector case study focussed in this region. Our findings suggest that security by compliance as a campaign to secure information assets in the Nigerian financial institution is a farfetched approach. In addition to standards, banking regulators should promote holistic change of security culture across the sector. Based on an established model of Information Security Governance Framework, we propose how information security may be embedded into organisation security culture in that context.


Information security Compliance Insider threats Standards Information security culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cryptography GroupUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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