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 2019): Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm


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Recent Professional Activities


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.

December 12, 2019: Our ONR grant for $1,033,306 titled Defining Security Policy in Distributed Environments using Network Views was awarded.

November 30, 2019: Our paper, n-m-Variant Systems: Adversarial-Resistant Software Rejuvenation for Cloud-Based Web Applications, has been accepted for publication at the 2020 ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY).

November 27, 2019: Our paper, PolicyLint: Investigating Internal Privacy Policy Contradictions on Google Play, has been accepted for publication at the 2020 USENIX Security Symposium.

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