If an individual hires an SEC whistleblower attorney they are able to blow the whistle anonymously to the SEC. A whistleblower’s attorney is able to file a disclosure with the SEC on behalf of the whistleblower, in order to protect the whistleblower’s anonymity. Anonymous whistleblowers are still entitled to monetary awards from the SEC if their disclosure leads to a successful enforcement action.
Whether or not a whistleblower makes their disclosure to the SEC anonymously, the agency is required to protect the whistleblower’s confidentiality. The SEC does not publicly disclose any identifying information about whistleblowers, even in award announcements.