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

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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

Office Hours (Spring 2022): Mondays, 4-5pm (Zoom - Waiting Room Enabled)


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Recent Professional Activities


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".

June 8, 2022: We were awarded Best Student Paper at ACM SACMAT 2022 for our paper, Removing the Reliance on Perimeters for Security using Network Views.

May 16, 2022: I gave a keynote titled Reflections on a Decade of Mobile Security Research at ACM WiSec 2022.

April 9, 2022: Our paper, Removing the Reliance on Perimeters for Security using Network Views has been accepted for publication at the 2022 ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT).

April 8, 2022: Our poster, A Study of Security Weaknesses in Android Payment Service Provider SDKs won the HoTSoS 2022 Best Poster Award.

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