International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (IJETAE)
Laptop data theft has reached alarming rate requiring urgent steps to bring the menace under control. This research work focused on mechanisms to protect laptop data from theft and abuse. Full Disk Encryption (FDE) system was designed to secure data stored on laptops owned by the company or those owned by individual employees but are used to carry out the business of the company. The protection of data stored on laptop was achieved by using open source Truecrypt encryption source code to implement full disk encryption solution.