Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson

Department Chair and Professor of Information Systems,
Information Systems, Department of
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  • PhD, Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
  • MPhil, Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
  • BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1995
  • MAcc, Information Systems, Brigham Young University, 1995

Group Affiliations

  • IFIP Working Group 8.11/11.13, “Information Systems Security Research 2013
  • Special Interest Group on Security (SIGSEC), Association for Information Systems 2013
  • UWHEN-Utah Women in Higher Education Network 2010
  • Association of Information Systems 2001

Selected Publications

  • "Tuning Out Security Warnings: A Longitudinal Examination of Habituation through fMRI, Eye Tracking, and Field Experiments", MIS Quarterly, 2018.    
  • "What Do We Really Know about How Habituation to Warnings Occurs Over Time? A Longitudinal fMRI Study of Habituation and Polymorphic Warnings", Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), ACM, 2017.    
  • "From Warning to Wallpaper: Why the Brain Habituates to Security Warnings", Journal of Management Information Systems, Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 713-743, 2016.    
  • "How Users Perceive and Respond to Security Messages: A NeuroIS Research Agenda and Empirical Study", European Journal of Information Systems, Volume 25, Issue 4, Pages 364-390, 2016.    
  • "More Harm than Good? How Security Messages that Interrupt Make Us Vulnerable", Information Systems Research, Volume 27, Issue 4, Pages 880-896, INFORMS, 2016.    
  • "Your Memory is Working Against You:  How Eye Tracking and Memory Explain Habituation to Security Warnings", Decision Support Systems, Volume 92, Pages 3-13, 2016.    
  • "How Polymorphic Warnings Reduce Habituation in the Brain—Insights from an fMRI Study", Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Seoul, 2015.    
  • "Using Measures of Risk Perception to Predict Information Security Behavior: Insights from Electroencephalography (EEG)", Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 15, Issue 10, Pages pp. 679-722, 2014.    
  • "Users Aren’t (Necessarily) Lazy: Using NeuroIS to Explain Habituation to Security Warnings", International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS, Auckland, 2014.    


    Academic - Post-Secondary
    • Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University 2000 - 2001
    • Consultant, Andersen Consulting (Accenture) 1995 - 1997
    • Adjunct Faculty, Duquesne University 2000 - 2001


  • Special Recognition Award, Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN), 2019
  • FWA Scholarship Award, BYU Faculty Women's Association, 2018
  • Scholarly Excellence Award, Marriott School, 2018
  • Douglas and Effie Driggs Professorship, 2017


  • Japanese

Administrative Assignments

  • Department Chair — 2017

BYU Citizenship

  • Faculty Advisory Council Committee/Council Chair April, 2011 - May, 2013
  • Faculty Advisory Council Committee/Council Member August, 2010 - May, 2013

Professional Citizenship

  • AMCIS 2020 Committee/Council Chair August, 2016
  • Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice Editorial Review Board Member June, 2016
  • Mensa Research Journal Editorial Review Board Member 2006