The COVID pandemic has reshaped risk for executives going into 2021. (Erasmo Salomão/MS" by Ministério da Saúde/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The volatility and uncertainties brought about by the pandemic will have an impact well into the next decade, with executives foreshadowing struggles tied to evolving security requirements and the need to transform digitally on a dime.

Those predictions came from a new report released by consulting firm Protiviti and North Carolina State University (NCSU) Poole College of Management, which surveyed 1,081 board members and c-suite executives – the biggest sample yet in the report’s nine-year history. Respondents were asked to not only rank 36 macroeconomic, strategic and operational risks for 2021, but also to look out over the horizon and rate the expected impact of those risks in 2030.

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