Catherine Marinis-Yaqub


  • Americas
  • Security Consulting
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Crisis Readiness, Response and Recovery
  • Risk Assessments

Catherine Marinis-Yaqub is a Principal in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practice based in New York. Catherine oversees key client relationships in the risk and business resilience arena including crisis management, business continuity, security risk management, strategic risk analysis and insider risk. She works with Control Risks’ multidisciplinary teams to deliver best-in-class insider risk services, specializing in intellectual and critical asset protection.

Recent tasks that Catherine has worked on include:

  • Led senior-level advisory and corporate risk management engagements for companies, high-net worth individuals, NGOs, and the US Intelligence Community (IC). 
  • Designed and implemented an end-to-end insider risk program for a global aerospace and defense company, conducted vulnerability assessments, developed training, led investigations, conducted inspection for National Industrial Security Policy Operating Manual (NISPOM) Conforming Change 2 compliance, and implemented a change management program. 
  • Implemented a data classification program for a heavy equipment/automotive multinational corporation and developed their security training and awareness campaign. 
  • Conducted risk assessments of businesses, personnel travel, and lifestyle for executives and companies across multiple industries and provided risk mitigation strategies. 

    Catherine spent 11 years in US federal service conducting global national security operations as an Operations Officer for the CIA and DIA, and as an Intelligence Analyst at the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Prior to joining Control Risks, Catherine served in advisory roles at boutique consultancies and at PwC, Deloitte, and BearingPoint as a management consultant to IC clients. While at PwC, Catherine worked in the Anti-Corruption and Corporate Intelligence practice, providing due diligence services to the Fortune500. 

    She holds a Master in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service and Bachelors in Political Science and International Relations from Florida State University. Catherine has an Insider Vulnerability Assessor Certification from Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT Program and speaks Greek and French.

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