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10 steps to multi-channel payment security in contact centers

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s 2018 guidelines entitled ‘Protecting Telephone-based Payment Card Data’ shifted the emphasis from their 2011 advice to securing spoken card data (as opposed to securing recorded payment card data). But now contact centers are embracing a multitude of newer digital channels in addition to voice, what are the best […]

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Omni-channel payment security – buzzwords, real world and evolution

If you’re a contact center operations manager or responsible for IT or telephony, you’ll be used to being bombarded with buzzwords and ‘envisioning’ the contact center of the future. By now, you’re probably on your way to providing a ‘customer engagement center’, with multiple channels seamlessly integrated for tech-savvy consumers to switch between at will.  […]

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Giving the customer control of the contact center experience

Experience customisation is an innovation that’s blossoming in the 21st century. Technology has advanced to the point where a technologically-delivered product can be customised by the consumer’s selection of such a wide variety of options that each instance is likely to be unique. Consider for instance any premium automobile. From the customer’s viewpoint, the range […]

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John Greenwood’s top 5 takeaways from the new PCI guidelines

“A real game changer” In November 2018, the global PCI Security Standards Council published its long-awaited new Information Supplement entitled Protecting Telephone-based Payment Card Data. John Greenwood, Executive Director of Compliance3 and a contributor to Syntec’s recent white paper on PCI DSS in contact centers sums up his views on the new guidelines as follows: “These […]

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