William Enck

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University 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 (Spring 2019): Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm


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May 24, 2019: Our paper, PolicyLint: Investigating Internal Privacy Policy Contradictions on Google Play, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 USENIX Security Symposium.

May 16, 2019: We were awarded Best Paper at ACM WiSec 2019 for our paper, Blinded and Confused: Uncovering Systemic Flaws in Device Telemetry for Smart-Home Internet of Things.

April 30, 2019: Our paper, Kobold: Evaluating Decentralized Access Control for Remote NSXPC Methods on iOS, has been accepted for publication at the 2020 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P).

March 12, 2019: I presented an invited talk titled Analysis of iOS Access Control Policy at King's College London (KCL).

March 5, 2019: Our paper, HomeSnitch: Behavior Transparency and Control for Smart Home IoT Devices, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec).

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