William Enck is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University where he is co-director of the Secure Computing Institute (SCI) and director of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) laboratory. Prof. Enck’s research interests span the broad area of systems security, with a focus on access control in emerging and complex systems such as those found in mobile platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), networks, and cloud infrastructure. In particular, his work in mobile application security has led to significant consumer awareness and changes to platforms, as well as a SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award. Prof. Enck has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He regularly serves on program committees for top conferences in security such as USENIX Security, IEEE Security and Privacy, ACM CCS, and NDSS. He is currently serving as Secretary for the USENIX Board of Directors, as department editor for IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, as associate editor for ACM TOPS, and on the steering committee of the USENIX Security Symposium. He was program co-chair of USENIX Security 2018 and ACM WiSec 2016. Prior to joining NC State, Prof. Enck earned his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011, 2006, and 2004, respectively. Prof. Enck is a member of the ACM, IEEE, ISSA, and USENIX.

Fall 2022 Office Hours (Aug 22, 2022 to Dec 5, 2022) - these may be subject to change due to departmental obligations

  • Mondays, 3-4pm (primarily CSC574)
  • Tuesdays, 3-4pm (primarily CSC474)
All office hours are virtual.  Please email for the zoom link for office hours if you are not enrolled in a class I'm teaching.

Directions to Dr. Enck's EBII 2240M Office
Enter EBII via the East Atrium. Take the Atrium stairs up to the second floor. The doors for the EBII 2240 suite are on the left. Enter via the middle doors by the TV. Please note that the 2240 suite is currently requires card access. Please call my office phone if knocking is unsuccessful.

Research Areas

  • Cyber Security


B.S., 2004, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., 2006, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., 2011, Pennsylvania State University


  • Best Student Paper at the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT) - 2022
  • SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award, with co-authors Peter Gilbert, Byung-Gon Chun, Landon P. Cox, Jaeyeon Jung, Patrick McDaniel, and Anmol N. Sheth - 2020
  • Carla Savage Award, Depatment of Computer Science, NC State University - 2020
  • Best Paper at the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) - 2019
  • Distinguished Paper Award at the ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS) - 2017
  • Most Receptive Graduate Professor Outside of the Classroom Award - 2016
  • Google Research Award - 2014
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2013
  • Best Paper at the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) - 2013


See William Enck's publication page.