William Enck

I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University, co-director of the Secure Computing Institute (SCI), 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 studies the security of a wide range of systems, including mobile platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), networks, cloud and 5G infrastructure, and the software supply chain. I commonly apply a range of systems design, program analysis, and empirical studies to demonstrate how novel techniques and tools can improve the security of our computing systems. (Short Bio)

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August 2022: There are scam emails being sent to NC State students indicating that I am in pressing need for research assistants and asking responses via text message. If you are not communicating with my @ncsu.edu email address, it is likely a scam.

Contact Information

Office: 2240M Engineering Building II
Phone: (919) 513-7905
Email: whenck at ncsu.edu

Postal Mail

Department of Computer Science
EB2, Rm 2240M, Box 8206
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA


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

Virtual Office Hours (Fall 2022): Mondays 3-4pm (CSC/ECE 574) and Tuesdays 3-4pm (CSC 474) via Zoom (Waiting Room Enabled). If you are not in CSC 474 or CSC/ECE 574, please email me ahead of time.


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Recent Professional Activities


April 14, 2023: Our paper, MSNetViews: Geographically Distributed Management of Enterprise Network Security Policy has been accepted for publication at the 2023 ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT).

April 7, 2023: Our paper, It's like flossing your teeth: On the Importance and Challenges of Reproducible Builds for Software Supply Chain Security has been accepted for publication at the 2023 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P).

April 3, 2023: Our paper, Finding Fixed Vulnerabilities with Off-the-Shelf Static Analysis has been accepted for publication at the 2023 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P).

September 2, 2022: Our paper, Analysis of Payment Service Provider SDKs in Android has been accepted for publication at the 2022 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC).

August 1, 2022: We were awarded a $9M grant from the National Science Foundation for our SaTC Frontiers project titled "Enabling a Secure and Trustworthy Software Supply Chain".

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