Lucie Beranova


  • Cyber and Digital Security
  • CORE

Lucie is an analyst in Control Risks’ Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team in London. She is responsible for assessing cyber security threat areas, including state espionage, cyber-crime and activism, and providing analysis of the geopolitical picture behind the threats. Before joining CTI, Lucie worked in Control Risks’ political risk analysis and business intelligence teams, supporting organizations operating in the Middle East and North Africa.

Recent examples of Lucie’s work include:
  • Producing a strategic cyber threat assessment for an international organisation engaged in preparing a high-profile sporting event in Asia. Lucie analysed the intent and capability of a range of nation state, cybercriminal and activist groups to carry out attacks.
  • Delivering a strategic threat assessment for a multinational construction company, focusing on the cyber threats arising from an escalation of tension between India and Pakistan.
  • Producing a strategic assessment of Iran’s future policies on the nuclear agreement and its relations with major world powers, including future scenarios, for a global consumer goods company.


Lucie holds a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Iranian studies from Charles University in Prague and an MA with distinction in Iranian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She speaks, reads and writes in Persian and Arabic. Before joining Control Risks, Lucie was Middle East correspondent for the Czech business daily Hospodarske Noviny.


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