William Enck

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University and director of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) laboratory. I earned my Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and 2006, respectively, and my B.S. in Computer Engineering from Penn State in 2004.

My research investigates access control in emerging and complex systems such as those found in mobile platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), networks, and cloud infrastructure. These investigations include studying the need for access control through application analysis, the correctness of access control enforcement and policy, and the incorporation of new access control primitives. (Short Bio)

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Office: 3260 Engineering Building II
Phone: (919) 513-7905
Email: whenck at ncsu.edu

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Department of Computer Science
EB2, Rm 3260, Box 8206
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA


3320 Engineering Building II
890 Oval Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA

Office Hours (Fall 2019): Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm


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Recent Professional Activities


October 1, 2019: I gave a talk on Risks Emerging as Innovation Moves Towards Greater use of 'Smart' Devices at the ERM Workshop run by the Poole College of Management.

September 27, 2019: I gave a talk on Analysis of Access Control Enforcement in Android at the College of William and Mary.

September 17, 2019: I gave a talk on Cybersecurity in an Academic Environment at the North Carolina Cyber Executive Summit.

September 2, 2019: Our paper, Thou Shalt Discuss Security: Quantifying the Impacts of Instructions to RFC Authors, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 Conference on Security Standards Research (SSR).

May 24, 2019: Our paper, PolicyLint: Investigating Internal Privacy Policy Contradictions on Google Play, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 USENIX Security Symposium.

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