Christian, tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into digital forensics.
Right now, I’m 40 years old. I studied computer science and philosophy when I was younger, before completing a post-graduate course (PhD) in bioinformatics. This led me to a job with the State Police of Thuringia, which is one of the federal states of Germany. I worked as an expert in digital forensics and analyzed lots of hard disks and phones. Later I concentrated on the forensics of embedded devices, especially in car forensics.
In 2015, I was appointed professor for digital forensics at the Mittweida University of Applied Science. In 2018, I moved on to take on the exciting new role of the director of digital forensics at the ZITiS, the Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector.