Understanding and Mitigating Account Takeover (ATO) Risk  

This course provides pertinent information to help organizations understand their account takeover risk exposure and how this affected by their industry as well as the policies and procedures in place. Account takeover and related concepts are defined as well as techniques organizations can employ to mitigate account takeover risk. This course also includes discussions about third party tools and services and how they can be used to identify and prevent account takeover fraud.


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Account Takeover Risk

  • Any organization that offers user accounts protected by a login and password is susceptible to account takeover. With the high availability of emails, user names and passwords compromised through data breaches, phishing scams and other means, organizations are finding that account takeover is becoming more of an issue. Businesses operating online need to take the necessary measures to understand their risk exposure to account takeover (ATO) fraud as well as familiarize themselves with how to better recognize and prevent account takeover.


    This course was last updated in February, 2019 to include updated statistics regarding data breaches and fraud activity related to account takeover, as well as expanded discussion around third party tools and services that can be used to detect ATO. HTML5 - compatible with all browsers and mobile devices.