William Enck

I am an Associate 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 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 2020): Mondays, 2-3pm (Zoom - Waiting Room Enabled)


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November 5, 2020: TaintDroid received the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award!

October 22, 2020: Our paper, Hey Alexa, is this Skill Safe?: Taking a Closer Look at the Alexa Skill Ecosystem has been accepted for publication at the 2021 ISOC Network and Distributed Systems Symposium (NDSS).

September 18, 2020: Our paper, LeakyPick: IoT Audio Spy Detector has been accepted for publication at the 2020 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC).

June 11, 2020: I gave a keynote titled Analysis of Access Control Enforcement in Android at ACM SACMAT 2020.

February 21, 2020: Our paper, Cardpliance: PCI DSS Compliance of Android Applications has been accepted for publication at the 2020 USENIX Security Symposium.

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