William Enck

I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University, co-director of the Secure Computing Institute, director of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) laboratory, and a member of the Secure Software Supply Chain Center (S3C2). 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 the software supply chain, 5G and cloud infrastructure, mobile platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), and networks. 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)

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

Current PhD Students

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Recent Professional Activities


January 23, 2024: Our paper, GRASP: Hardening Serverless Applications through Graph Reachability Analysis of Security Policies Ex has been accepted for publication at The Web Conference 2024.

December 5, 2023: My PhD student, Samin Mahmud, successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Samin!

November 1, 2023: Our paper, UntrustIDE: Exploiting Weaknesses in VS Code Extensions has been accepted for publication at the 2024 ISOC Network and Distributed Systems Symposium (NDSS).

July 12, 2023: My PhD student, Iffat Anjum, successfully defended her dissertation. Congratulations, Iffat!

June 5, 2023: Our paper, ARGUS: A Framework for Staged Static Taint Analysis of GitHub Workflows and Actions has been accepted for publication at the 2023 USENIX Security Symposium.

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