Phase2 Advantage Cybersecurity and Certifications


Phase2 Advantage is an instructional design and publishing company based in Savannah, Georgia, focused on the development of cybersecurity training curricula. The textbooks and immersive lab programs offered by the company are structured to meet the specific needs of clients, making them 100% relevant to organizational outcomes and directly aligned to a practical implementation within the cybersecurity and information security industries.

Phase2 Advantage provides a wide range of supporting services to sectors including academic institutions, corporate and business enterprises, and government agencies. These services include the creation of instructor training resources for courses, mapping curriculum requirements to course content, and training organizational staff on the use of critical and cutting-edge tools required to reinforce theories presented in lecture topics with immersive and engaging lab exercises.

Since its founding in 2014, Phase2 Advantage has extended its development, service, and training operations to more than 18 countries around the globe. Working directly with its industry partners, the company continues to expand its academic offerings to emerging and established undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity programs.


Michael I. Kaplan

Michael I. Kaplan is the Director of Operations for Phase2 Advantage, a veteran of the US Army, and a national advocate for workforce development initiatives within the US military affiliate community. He is also the Chairman of the Savannah Technical College Cybersecurity Advisory Committee and heavily involved in curriculum design initiatives. Michael has written numerous courses and cybersecurity training programs for corporate, academic, and government personnel.

He has also developed training programs for Law Enforcement and Fugitive Task Force Investigators on the topics of Criminal Topology, Forensic Document Analysis, and Investigations. Michael’s technical areas of specialization are Incident Handling and Response, Network Forensics, Digital Forensics, and Information Technology Risk Management.  You are invited to connect with Michael on social media and LinkedIn:


Scott C. Scheidt

Scott C. Scheidt is the Director of Cybersecurity Education for Phase2 Advantage and an adjunct professor in the Cyber and Related Programs Department at Savannah Technical College, Savannah, Georgia.  He is a Certified Cybersecurity professional with experience in cyber offensive and defensive operations, vulnerability assessments, risk mitigation, business management, enterprise security, and the development of cyber policy and strategy.

Scott retired from the Georgia Army National Guard in 2019 after leading the GA Cyber Mission Forces, helping to lead the formation of the GA National Guard Cyber Protection Team, and conducting intelligence and cyber operations for over 16 years.  He is well versed in the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework and helping organizations institutionalize CMMC activities.  You are invited to connect with Scott on social media and LinkedIn:


Brett P. Lang

Brett P. Lang is the Chief Editor and an Assistant Instructor for Phase2 Advantage, a cybersecurity training and publishing company based in Savannah, Georgia. Brett has edited numerous academic textbooks in the Phase2 “Practical Cybersecurity Series” to include Network Defense and Investigations, Disaster Response and Recovery, Incident Investigations and Response, and Cybersecurity Defense and Operations.

Brett’s technical areas of specialization in his role as an Assistant Instructor are Incident Handling and Response Investigations, and Disaster Response and Recovery program development.  He has taught cybersecurity courses both domestically and internationally, to include University Graduate Programs in Dubai (UAE), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), and Sydney (Australia).  You are invited to connect with Brett on social media and LinkedIn:

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To find out more about Phase2 Advantage and our full range of available client services, contact us today via the phone number or email address listed below.

(912) 335-2217