About Phase2 Advantage

Phase2 Advantage is based in Historic Savannah, Georgia

Phase2 Advantage was founded in 2014 to provide instructional design and professional development training to corporate, academic and military organizations. Based in the historic city of Savannah, Georgia, the company’s mission and client base have continued to expand both domestically and abroad.

In 2015, the company was contracted by the Virginia Community College System to create a course curriculum for transitioning military personnel in the U.S. Navy’s Reintegration Program. This required the creation of a wide range of training materials — textbooks, workbooks, and presentation media — adding a publishing function to its list of capabilities.

Phase2 Advantage provides NICCS-approved cyber security training, creates customized training materials for our clients, and has developed proprietary certifications in the areas of Disaster Response & Recovery, Darknet Investigations, Incident Response, Security Management, and Computer Forensics

About the Director

Michael I. Kaplan, Founder of Phase2 Advantage

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
Expiration: 2021

Certified Information Security Management Systems – Lead Auditor
Certificate: 782800
Expiration: 2021

Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional
Certificate: 1032700
Expiration: 2021

Certified Healthcare Information Systems Security Practitioner
Certificate: 748300
Expiration: 2020

Certified Information Systems Security Manager
Certificate: 752100
Expiration: 2020

Certified Information Systems Security Auditor
Certificate: 780200
Expiration: 2021

Certified Information Systems Security Officer
Certificate: 739100
Expiration: 2020

Certified Information Systems Risk Manager
Certificate: 749600
Expiration: 2020

Certified Secure Web Application Engineer
Certificate: 756900
Expiration: 2020

Information Systems 20 Controls (IS20)
Certificate: 741400
Expiration: 2020

Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
Certificate: 763000
Expiration: 2020

Certified Network Forensics Examiner
Certificate: 933600
Expiration: 2021

Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer
Certificate: 725000
Expiration: 2020

Certified Professional Ethical Hacker
Certificate: 981700
Expiration: 2021

Certified Incident Handling Engineer
Certificate: 764100
Expiration: 2020

Certified Security Leadership Officer
Certificate: 743100
Expiration: 2020

Certified Digital Forensics Examiner
Certificate: 898000
Expiration: 2021

Certified Cyber Security Instructor
Certificate: 743500
Expiration: 2020

Certified Vulnerability Assessor
Certificate: 783700
Expiration: 2020

Additional Company Information

Phase2 Advantage Training Schedule

Our Training Schedule

Our public training schedule lists courses that are conducted at our facility located in Darien, GA and our facility located in Savannah, GA.

Phase2 Advantage: Cyber Security Certification Courses

Our Training Philosophy

Providing students with this level of experiential knowledge serves to bridge the gap between classroom theory and operational reality.

Phase2 Advantage: Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

Phase2 Advantage values its visitors’ privacy. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

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