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About Phase2 Advantage

About Phase2 Advantage Cyber Security Training and Certifications

Phase2 Advantage is a cyber security training and certification company based in Savannah, Georgia. The certifications developed by the company are listed on the DHS NICCS website, which authorizes them to be approved courses for government and military personnel.

Through its Partner Program, Phase2 Advantage provides physical and digital materials to training centers around the world presenting its cyber security courses. The company offers its partners a wide range of supporting services at no additional cost including customized Learning Management System Dashboards, train-the-trainer programs, and numerous marketing and co-branding benefits.

The instructional team of Phase2 Advantage provides classroom training for corporate, government, and academic entities domestically and abroad. The staff of professional instructors possess a high degree of subject matter expertise in their respective fields and are passionate about student success.

The consulting division of Phase2 Advantage provides expertise to corporate, government, and academic entities as well, both domestically and abroad. Specialized knowledge areas include the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, IT Business Continuity Planning, IT Disaster Recovery Planning, and IT Risk Management Program Development.

About the Director

Phase2 Advantage Cyber Security - Michael I. Kaplan

Michael I. Kaplan is a Corporate Information Security Consultant, a certified Cyber Security Instructor, and a passionate advocate for military veteran issues with 21 years of experience in the security industry.   His technical areas of specialization are Incident Response, Business Continuity / Disaster Response Planning, Information Security Management, and Digital / Network Forensics.

Michael also possesses a high degree of subject matter expertise in NICE Cybersecurity Framework implementations,  HIPAA Compliance (HITECH, GAPP), NIST SP 800 Series, ISO 27000 Series, PCI-DSS, SSAE 16 (SOC1, SOC2), and FedRAMP (moderate, high).

Michael’s career includes the US Army’s 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Lead Investigator on an international fugitive task force, an Executive Protection Specialist for Fortune 500 companies, and an IT security consultant for numerous companies both in the US and abroad.

Relevant Industry Certifications

Certified Information Security Management Systems – Lead Implementer
Certificate: 783700

Certified Information Security Management Systems – Lead Auditor
Certificate: 782800

Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional
Certificate: 1032700

Certified Healthcare Information Systems Security Practitioner
Certificate: 748300

Certified Information Systems Security Manager
Certificate: 752100

Certified Information Systems Security Auditor
Certificate: 780200

Certified Information Systems Security Officer
Certificate: 739100

Certified Information Systems Risk Manager
Certificate: 749600

Certified Secure Web Application Engineer
Certificate: 756900

Information Systems 20 Controls (IS20)
Certificate: 741400

Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
Certificate: 763000

Certified Network Forensics Examiner
Certificate: 933600

Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer
Certificate: 725000

Certified Professional Ethical Hacker
Certificate: 981700

Certified Incident Handling Engineer
Certificate: 764100

Certified Security Leadership Officer
Certificate: 743100

Certified Digital Forensics Examiner
Certificate: 898000

Certified Cyber Security Instructor
Certificate: 743500

Certified Vulnerability Assessor
Certificate: 783700

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