Date of Conferral



Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.)


Information Systems and Technology


Steven Case


Research conducted by Tech Pro (2014) indicated that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept is gaining momentum with 74% of organizations already having some BYOD program or planning to implement one. While BYOD offers several benefits, it also presents challenges that concern information technology leaders and information security managers. This correlational study used the systems theory framework to examine the relationship between information security managers' intentions, perceptions of security, and compliance regarding BYOD implementation. Participants of the study consisted of information security managers in the eastern United States who had obtained the Certified Information Systems Manager certification. Data was collected from 94 information security managers through a survey instrument. The survey instrument integrated three other instruments with proven reliability developed by other researchers. Data was analyzed using a multiple regression analysis to test for a relationship between the variables of the study (security, compliance, and intent to implement BYOD). The multiple regression conducted in this study was insignificant indicating a relationship did not exist between the study's variables (F(2, 86) = 0.33, p = .718, R2 = .00). A significant negative relationship was found between security and compliance indicating a weakly negative correlation (r = -.26, p = .016). Using the results from the study, information technology leaders may be able to develop strategies from which to implement BYOD successfully. Implications for social change include increased knowledge of securing personal devices for employees and consumers in general and reduction in costs associated with security and data breaches.