Leadership requires dealing with ambiguous situations. The ability to adapt to unforeseen crisis events is a crucial skill for cybersecurity and strategy professionals. Nobody saw Covid-19 coming a year ago, yet as it has swept across the globe it has impacted the world economy, disrupted longstanding business operations, and affected the everyday behaviors of people across the globe. Thought leadership is important and must be adaptable to short-term tactical maneuvering and strategic planning when major changes occur.
Congratulations to everyone on this list for showcasing skills in the face of adversity and helping the world deal with this crisis.