Are You Compliant With SHAKEN/STIR Protocols?
October 26, 2021
If the title of this blog just elicits a strong desire for a cocktail, you probably want to stick with us because there are some new communications standards in place that impact your call center. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is SHAKEN/STIR?
The SHAKEN/STIR framework is a set of technical standards and protocols for telecom companies that allow for the authentication and verification of Caller ID information for voice and IVR auto-dialed calls carried over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. It’s being implemented to rebuild consumer trust in voice communications by combating fraudulent robocalls and illegal phone number spoofing. It also protects legitimate callers by ensuring they can reach their intended recipients.
- Helps with identifying harmful robocalls
- Confirms that a phone number is real, active, and not stolen
- Makes it harder for fraudsters to complete calls
How Does It Impact Your Call Center?
As of June 30, 2021, the FCC now requires all service providers to implement SHAKEN/STIR in the IP portions of their networks. This means all inbound and outbound calls traveling through any connected network must have their Caller ID "signed" as legitimate by originating carriers and validated by other carriers before reaching consumers. Throughout this process, a callers’ identity is validated between the caller and callee and all touchpoints in between, such as call centers.
For more detailed information on SHAKEN/STIR, read our white paper Shaken, Not Stirred - A Solution to Fraudulent Voice Communications.
KUBRA Simplifies Compliance
KUBRA will implement SHAKEN/STIR protocols for all outbound Voice/IVR calls we place on your behalf from the Notifi Alerts and Preference Management solution. You just need to provide some basic information and we handle the rest. Contact your CSM for more information.
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