Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research Lab

Welcome to the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Laboratory in the department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.

The WSPR Laboratory (pronounced “whisper”) models, designs, builds, and validates technology that protects users, systems, and networks from malicious and privacy-infringing acts. The group’s seven faculty members and affiliated students work on all areas of cybersecurity, from designing new cryptographic constructs to ensure protected execution of code to empirical studies on how software is secured by developers; from finding flaws in existing operating systems to building systems resilient from known attacks; from detecting malicious activity such as malware and denial of service attacks to building networks and mechanisms to prevent abuse. The WSPR Lab works to secure all types of computer systems, from legacy telephone networks to emerging technologies like smartphones and Internet of Things devices.

How to Get Involved

If you are a student at NCSU and are interested in …

If you are an industry organization seeking to collaborate, look at the research page and the web pages of the WSPR Faculty and feel free to contact them directly. You may also email our general contact alias,

Recent News

September 24, 2021: Our paper, FReD: Identifying File Re-Delegation in Android System Services has been accepted for publication at the 2022 USENIX Security Symposium.

April 17, 2021: Our paper, SCIFFS: Enabling Secure Third-Party Security Analytics using Serverless Computing has been accepted for publication at the 2021 ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT).

February 25, 2021: Our paper A First Look at Scams on YouTube received the the "Runner-up best paper award" at the 2021 Workshop on Measurements, Attacks, and Defenses for the Web.

February 12, 2021: Our paper, PolyScope: Multi-Policy Access Control Analysis to Compute Authorized Attack Operations in Android Systems has been accepted for publication at the 2021 USENIX Security Symposium.

December 22, 2020: Our paper, Role-Based Deception in Enterprise Networks, has been accepted for publication at the 2021 ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY).

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