PCI DSS

Enabling secure and PCI-compliant online payments via web chat

There’s been a big rise in consumers using online chat to interact with organizations recently. Superoffice suggests that as many as 41% of consumers now expect live chat to be offered on an organization’s website. Indeed, there’s evidence that consumers prefer live chat to other digital contact center channels, with 46% of customers stating a […]

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Another day, another airline data breach

As if the airline industry didn’t already have enough to worry about, with a 90% drop in traffic due to COVID- 19 and the ongoing threat to business from quarantine measures around the world, Easyjet is now the latest to report a huge data breach. According to news bulletins, some 9m customers’ details have been […]

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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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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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The PCI SSC issues new guidelines for telephone-based payment card data protection

The global Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), of which Syntec is a participating member organization, has just published its most important guidance on payment card data security in call centers and contact centers since 2011. Entitled ‘Protecting Telephone-Based Payment Card Data’, this brings up to date their guidance on how merchants should […]

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