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De-scoping your contact centre - what vendors won't tell you.
Monday, 11 March 2019

How many customer payment channels do you have today? Securing all of them to PCI DSS standards can sometimes prove tricky.

What vendors wont tell you 900

SSL is good for online security, and Chip & Pin is ideal for face-to-face sales but what about transactions made over the phone to your contact centre?

Here's where life can get murky, confusing and risky. However, this at-a-glance guide will help you to know exactly what you're buying so you can avoid costly and embarrassing mistakes.

De-scoping the contact centre: What are my objectives?

If you're a customer service director, contact centre manager, chief security officer or head of compliance then you'll have a special interest in contact centre security for three good reasons:

#1 Staying secure

Card-not-present (CNP) fraud costs UK consumers over £400m each year. A security breach can cost companies dearly in terms of fines, customers and lost reputations

#2 Keeping compliant

You'll also want to maintain PCI DSS compliance to achieve industry standards and pass those regular audits that keep you on the right side of the major card schemes.

#3 Being cost effective

Let's be honest, PCI DSS compliance doesn't really boost your bottom line. But it's important that contact centre security costs don't escalate out of control.

But here's the health warning ...

The method you use to achieve these goals is up to you. But worryingly, some companies may believe they are secure, compliant and cost effective only to discover they were wrong when there's a data breach or they fail an audit. Why? Because they didn't ask critical questions early on.

To discover how to choose the right PCI DSS compliance partner while keeping your eyes open download our mini guide to 'De-scoping what you need to know that some vendors won’t tell you'.

If you’d like to talk to us about anything to do with PCI DSS compliance and secure payments, give us a call on 08000 630 730 or drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Author

Tony Porter

Tony Porter

Head of Global Marketing

Tony has over 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development and currently leads these activities for Eckoh in both the UK and US markets and across all sectors. Tony’s role focuses on helping contact centres to improve their customer engagement, making them convenient and secure for consumers to use. He understands the challenges organisations face around PCI DSS compliance and how to make the Omnichannel contact centre experience a satisfying reality. He is a regular speaker at events on topics such as PCI DSS, GDPR, contact centre technology, IVR solutions, self-service, secure payments, marketing and business development.

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