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UNLOCKED Launch Webinar Highlights

On September 1st 2016, we did something we haven’t done in a long time. We announced that a new eLearnSecurity training course was on its way, but this time, we wanted you guys – the eLS community – to guess what it’s going to be. To make it fun, we made a couple of invitations with hints baked into them.


You gotta admit, the hints were pretty obvious


So for twenty days, a number of guesses were made over Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, forums, and corporate boardrooms about the upcoming training course.


There’s always that guy

As you can imagine, a number of “uh oh, they’re on to us” and “LOLs” were also made over the office messaging client. So before we embark on the awesomeness that was UNLOCKED, we’d all like to thank you for joining in on the frenzy with us!

The big day

September 20 2016 – Broadcasting live from the middle eastern city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, eLearnSecurity founder and CEO Armando Romeo got the show going at exactly 1PM ET. As usual, the keepers of the gate took a beating, fighting off the masses that were frantically trying to get into the GoToWebinar session.

Not one to leave a man behind, we made sure to have all the latecomers covered. Facebook Live to the rescue! Anyone who didn’t manage to squeeze themselves into the 1000-attendant capacity of the webinar were able to watch us via a live stream on our company page.

Twitter also buzzed in with the #UNLOCKED party – and boy, was it fun!

The next big thing

To put things in perspective, Armando started off the webinar with a handful of stats which would be shocking for any mobile user.


So what does this all mean? Well, despite the fact that the first iPhone was released in 2007, and the first Android (running on an HTC Dream) in 2008, according to these stats, mobile security is still lagging way behind.

“The next big thing that is happening right now, and will happen for the next ten years is really mobile application security,”

Armando goes on to say, “forget about Internet of Things, forget about car hacking, that is probably something that our children will take care of.”

MASPTv2, unlocked

Ladies and gentlemen, Mobile Application Security and Penetration Testing version 2.

Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t a measly update. MASPTv2 was completely built from scratch, and contains the most up-to-date tools and techniques.

Being the most comprehensive online training course on the subject, MASPTv2 is the GOLD standard in mobile app security.

Now that we’ve mentioned gold,

Yes, gold. The City of Gold, to be exact. Armando announced something never before done in all of IT security, we are bringing one of you guys here to sunny Dubai!

More details will be available on this soon – so hang tight, and get ready to bring out that sunscreen.

From the City of Gold to the City of Angels

While the Dubai announcement definitely stole the show, we got back on track with one of MASPTv2’s co-authors – Black Hat and Defcon-mainstay and world-renowned IT security expert Tony Trummer – demonstrating how to hack an Android application live from Los Angeles, CA.

Can you feel the love?

Despite the attendees not knowing what they’re coming in for, it seems that MASPTv2 quickly became a crowd favorite.

Lucky number seven

With the big guys all launching products laden with the number 7: iPhone 7, Andoid 7.0 Nougat, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Note 7 – all of which are en fuego – we found it fitting to also give away 7 prizes!

Seven lucky attendees of UNLOCKED walked away with their own pre-ordered copies of MASPTv2.

And our big winner? Why, it’s none other than:

It’s aliiiiiiive!

The best thing on mobile app security is now here – and from Sept 20-31 2016, you’ll be able to get it through a Pre-launch Deal! MASPTv2 officially lands on pre-enrollees’ members area on Oct 12th 2016.

MASPTv2 pre-orders also come with a bonus – an invite into the Closed Beta phase of that highly-awaited secret project that everyone’s been dying to know!


As they say, some things are so nice, you gotta see it twice. That’s why we got the whole UNLOCKED webinar recorded for all of you! So head on over to the webinar archive, and bring some popcorn – it’s better than Netflix and Chill (or almost better!).


Big things are coming…

Armando promised something towards the end of the webinar – something that is “an order of magnitude bigger than a training course,” and went on to call it “the biggest thing we’ve ever done.” Yes, the secret project which we’ve been working at for the past 2 and a half years will finally be revealed within the next 4 weeks!

Add to that the ‘fly-me-to-Dubai-from-anywhere-on-earth’ contest, and we’ve got the makings for a spectacular end to 2016 – one you’ll only get from eLearnSecurity.

So, ’til then, we bid you goodbye – and see you in Dubai!

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