Secure Computing Institute

The Secure Computing Institute (SCI) at NC State University is a focal point for cybersecurity research and education at the university and the broader Research Triangle Park (RTP) area. Located in the Department of Computer Science, SCI seeks to unite cybersecurity efforts throughout the university, including the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Business Management, and the College of Education. SCI is co-directed by Dr. William Enck and Dr. Laurie Williams.

Cybersecurity research at the Secure Computing Institute is performed within its core and affiliate research labs. These efforts are spread across theoretical and practical cybersecurity and privacy, including topics such as software supply chain security, cellular and telecommunications security, mobile and IoT platform and application security and privacy, Web security and privacy, cloud security, software security, quantum-resistant cryptography, blockchain security and privacy, and symmetric multi-party computation.


The mission of the Secure Computing Institute (SCI) is to enhance the security and privacy of computing systems for the betterment of society through (1) performing basic and applied research; and (2) advancing and delivering cybersecurity education.

Core Research Labs

Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab Secure Software Supply Chain Center (S3C2)
Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab Secure Software Supply Chain Center (S3C2)
Hardware and Embedded Cybersecurity Research (HECTOR) Lab Secure Advanced Computer Architecture (SACA) Group
North Carolina Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE)

Employment Opportunities