At BBVA Open Space we are aware of the need to ensure the transit of
information with people interested in our activities. That is why BBVA Open
Summit has the highest levels of security possible to guarantee the
confidentiality of communications.

BBVA Open Space will never ask you for your personal details by e-mail,
telephone or SMS. If you receive this type of message, please do not
provide any information.

In addition to the security measures put in place by BBVA, you must also
take certain precautions when browsing the internet, increase your security
in your daily activity and avoid malware.

Malware, often called viruses, are malicious programs capable of sneaking
into a computer, smartphone or tablet for purposes such as stealing private
data, causing the device to stop working properly or take control to
perform other malicious actions. There are different types of malware,

Phishing: this consists of sending of an email in which the identity is
replaced, in most cases of a well-known organization, and through which the
user’s data (address, bank details, passwords, etc.) is requested. For the
user to provide such data, in most cases, he/she must follow a link that
appears in the email and once on that fake page, enter the requested

Ransomware: This is a lucrative method of technological delinquency.
Usually concealed as ” package delivery services” or any other credible
excuse, they are propagated via email with links that enable programs to be
installed or infected files to be downloaded. This virus blocks access to
computer information and asks for a ransom that will supposedly provide the
key to decipher the information.

Below is a series of advice divided into three categories:

Secure navigation

– Before clicking on a link, move the cursor over it, which will show the
address you will access when you click on it. Check that the address is
correct and is related to the activity you want to carry out.

– On shared computers or if you are connected to a public Wi-Fi, do not
access pages that need your username and password, or give personal
information such as your postal address, telephone number, etc.

Security on your devices

Your operating system, your browser and programs of extended use must
always be up to date.

– You should install a firewall and antivirus program and always keep them
updated. You can find these kinds of free programs at

– Don’t download files on your computer with .exe, .bat, .rar, .zip or .ini
extensions if you don’t trust the sender. Don’t open emails from unknown

– Set an unblocking pattern on your devices so they can’t be accessed by

Don’t connect any external device to your devices if you don’t know where
it came from, such as flash drives, hard drives and unknown cell phones.

By following this advice you will increase your internet security.


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