About Phase2 Advantage
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 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
Certified Information Security Management Systems – Lead Auditor
Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional
Certified Healthcare Information Systems Security Practitioner
Certified Information Systems Security Manager
Certified Information Systems Security Auditor
Certified Information Systems Security Officer
Certified Information Systems Risk Manager
Certified Secure Web Application Engineer
Information Systems 20 Controls (IS20)
Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
Certified Network Forensics Examiner
Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer
Certified Professional Ethical Hacker
Certified Incident Handling Engineer
Certified Security Leadership Officer
Certified Digital Forensics Examiner
Certified Cyber Security Instructor
Certified Vulnerability Assessor
Additional Company Information
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.
Our Training Philosophy
Providing students with this level of experiential knowledge serves to bridge the gap between classroom theory and operational reality.