Retail & Hospitality ISAC Announces Report: Anatomy of Account Takeover

Provides ATO Threat Overview, Best Practices for Detection & Response 

April 19, 2019- Washington, DCThe Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) today announced that its Fraud Committee has released Anatomy of Account Takeover (ATO) report, which provides a holistic overview of the evolving ATO threat and offers best practices for detection and response.

Key topics covered in the report include:

  • Background on ATOs and the impact on the retail and hospitality industries
  • Profiles, methods & monetization of threat actors
  • Best Practices for ATO Prevention and Detection

“ATO is an ever-increasing cost threat for retail and hospitality companies worldwide,” said Suzie Squier, president of the RH-ISAC. “As cyber criminals become more sophisticated with their hacking methods, it is important for security teams to be vigilant and up-to-date on how best to thwart attackers.  This resource can help organizations effectively adapt their strategies to mitigate anticipated ATO risk.”


The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) operates as the trusted community for sharing sector-specific cyber security information and intelligence. The RH-ISAC connects information security teams at the strategic, operational and tactical levels to work together on issues and challenges, to share practices and insights, and to benchmark among each other – all with the goal of building better security for the retail and hospitality industries through collaboration. RH-ISAC currently serves retail, hotels, restaurants, gaming and other consumer-facing entities.

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