There are 3 billion people on the Internet today and there are as many more on their mobile phones. Digital Identity and data provenance have now become the fundamental problem impacting all electronic transactions.
Electronic transactions have relied on username and password combinations for security along with simple encryption schemes and these traditional methods are failing today. Thanks to the Internet, by exploiting many security loopholes in Applications software. Servers and Networks and poor IT practices, Hackers are able to penetrate any commercial or government enterprises from anywhere, anytime and launch attacks for economic gain.
To make matters more complicated, let's move from cybercrime to other social disturbances. Public perception of heavy crime areas is often faulty. It is not unusual for residents to feel an upscale neighborhood is safe when, in reality, it has one of the higher theft rates in the larger metropolitan area. Likewise, older less expensive areas can be comparatively safe even though it is commonly perceived as a crime-ridden area.