Any organization handling personally identifiable information through an IVR or contact center must secure its systems and implement proper risk management protocols. If they don’t, they and their customers may well suffer severe financial and reputational damage in the years to come.
Contact center call volumes will vary from industry to industry and from month to month, but the general trend is steeply upward. Adding new agents isn’t the only or even the most efficient way that contact center managers can respond to the great COVID crunch of 2021. A properly deployed Interactive Voice Response system can make workloads manageable for agents while keeping customers from long and frustrating minutes on hold. Still, new options for callers may correspond to new opportunities for attackers.