Jens Kirschner (MSc) originally worked as
Senior Forensics Assistant at X-Ways for several years. He had
developed most of the training program and delivered on-site
training for local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel,
intelligence agencies, military, tax fraud investigation agencies,
private sector investigators and expert witnesses as well as
blue-chip company IT specialists in the US, Canada, Germany and
other European countries since 2004. During his years at X-Ways, his
knowledge in file systems, which he imparts in focused trainings for
computer forensic examiners, has been crucial in extending the
functionality of X-Ways Forensics to include the various Linux file
systems (Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, ReiserFS, Reiser4...) and revisions of UDF. Because of
his programming contributions to the development of the software, he
knows the product from the inside.
His forensic experience reaches
past beyond employment with X-Ways Software Technology having
already specialized in computer forensics during a two-year
post-graduate university program from which he received a Master's
degree with distinction. When employed with KPMG Forensic, Jens also
worked in the field of Intellectual Property Investigation.
After relocation to the UK, Jens
worked at the UK's National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) as
High Tech Crime Training Course Manager before becoming the Lead
Training Manager at 7Safe, a renowned IT security and forensics
services and training company in the UK. Jens has restructured and
replaced 7Safe's existing forensic training program and introduced
new courses including a course specialising on Mac OS X
investigations. Many of these courses rely on X-Ways Forensics'
special capability of making data structures accessible. In 2010,
Jens decided to become independent: As the owner of Jens Training
Ltd he continued to work as a trainer for X-Ways Forensics
internationally, in the USA, UK, and elsewhere in Europe.
In 2012 Jens returned to X-Ways.
Jens was awarded a Professional Fellowship (FBCS) of The British
Computer Society/The Chartered Institute for IT and is a member of
IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative
Specialists) and (ISC)2 (International Information Systems Security
Certification Consortium). He holds a variety of computer forensics
and IT security certifications, including the IACIS CFCE (Certified
Forensic Computer Examiner) and the (ISC)2 CISSP (Certified
Information Systems Security Professional).