Risk Scoring and Account Registration


Account registration risk scoring scoring is a key piece of fraud prevention that looks at user data through risk rules. These rules are used to determine how dangerous an action is – whether it’s a new user registration, or an attempt at stealing an existing account.

The risk score can be based on various factors like login behavior patterns, or in-app activities (e.g. profile updates and transactions). It can also be based on business logic or payment abuse1.

For example, if an authorized user’s login behavior pattern matches that of a known fraudulent activity, the risk level will rise and they may be required to enter additional authentication requirements or denied access to the app. Risk scores can also be impacted by the type of device a sign-in is performed on. For example, the risk level might change if it’s an iOS or Android device that is prone to spoofing and other security issues2.

Evaluating Account Risks: Introduction to Account Registration Risk Scoring

A secondary benefit of a risk register is that it gives teams a place to document high priority risks that have a potentially significant impact on project goals or timelines. This can be particularly useful if the risks are complex or difficult to understand.

A risk register should be reviewed in each project team meeting and reviewed at the end of each phase of a project to ensure that the appropriate responses are in place. This will prevent the emergence of unmanaged risks that could have a negative impact on project success.

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