Could be other information - think intellectual property.
Often the asset is the life and wellbeing of people, as in the case of combatting terror.
But, you ask, how is this conceptually different from the classic Chief Inspector, laying a puzzle with clues, trying to preempt the murderer's next move? There are similarities. What is different is the amount of information, and that algorithms do most of the work.
veracity, validity & visibility? Roger Clarke on Quality Assurance for security applications of Big Data. https://t.co/m8eaMFcelg #EISIC2016— per stromsjo (@stromsjo) August 19, 2016