The Phase2 – VitalSource Partnership can Now Provide Cybersecurity Education to Millions of Students

Phase2 Advantage - VitalSource Partnership

Phase2 Advantage cybersecurity is pleased to announce an academic partnership between our publishing unit and VitalSource, a digital academic platform and an Ingram Content Group company. The partnership will enable Phase2 Advantage – currently providing cybersecurity training and academic resources to colleges and universities in 18 countries – to potentially expand practical, experiential, and immersive learning experiences to millions of new students in 240 countries and territories.

Founded in 1994, VitalSource is a leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide.

As a recognized innovator in the digital course materials market, VitalSource is best known for partnering with thousands of publishers and institutions to deliver extraordinary learning experiences to millions of active users globally. Today, they are committed to delivering new, cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize teaching and learning for the 21st century.

VitalSource has the most extensive academic digital content catalog available in the cybersecurity market and are at the forefront in setting privacy and security standards to protect learners around the world.

They offer instant access to purchased publications, major savings on textbook editions provided through print resellers, and 24/7 customer support via phone, email, and chat. Their commitment to the student user experience was a major consideration for Phase2 Advantage when establishing this global partnership.

This cost effective and efficient delivery of cybersecurity course materials will also provide significant benefits to our international client universities and colleges. The ability to secure digital copies of textbooks for students immediately removes the fees and inconveniences of customs, import tariffs, value added taxes (VAT), and the potential for damaged or lost shipments.

With this publishing partnership in place, Phase2 Advantage will make the textbook titles listed below available immediately through the VitalSource academic platform. Sampling has been enabled for course instructors to review digital desk copies of these titles.  Click the links below to view the textbooks on the VitalSource platform.

Certified Threat Intelligence Analysis Manager: Course Workbook and Study Guide

Several new titles will be added to the VitalSource platform over the course of the next few months.  Please check your Bookshelf for content updates.

We would like to thank VitalSource and the Ingram Content Group for this amazing partnership opportunity and would also encourage educators teaching cybersecurity courses for their institutions to get to know this amazing platform if you haven’t already done so.

If you have any questions regarding VitalSource or the content of this blog article, please contact Phase2 Advantage via email at

Michael I. Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Phase2 Advantage, and currently manages the Defensive Security initiatives of the company. He is a military veteran and a national advocate for the military affiliate community. After attending the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca in Arizona in 1983, he attended the Defense Language Institute, Airborne School, several specialized Schools at FT. Bragg in North Carolina, and was assigned to the 11th Special Forces Group (AGR).

Michael was recruited in 1989 to Special Projects Group and served as an instructor and operator on a Federal International Fugitive Task Force (his FBI letters of reference can be viewed on his LinkedIn profile). He was responsible for supervising and training 325 agents who were responsible for more than 3,000 UFAP apprehensions in seven years. Michael left government service in 1994 to pursue a career in High-Threat Executive Protection as an instructor and operator, then founded Phase2 Advantage in 2014. His numerous Instructor firearm certifications are listed on the Phase2 Advantage website and LinkedIn.

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