New Report: The Impacts of Identity Theft on Employees and Their Workplace

a partnership between Aura™ Identity Guard® & the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC)


In an effort to gain some additional visibility into how employers and employees view identity compromise support as a benefit, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) partnered with AuraTM Identity Guard® to survey both audiences on how they implement or utilize identity compromise solutions offered as an employment benefit. The ITRC and Aura Identity Guard polled a nationally representative sample of 1,505 employers (ranging from small- to enterprise-sized businesses) and 1,520 employees, who self-identified as victims of identity compromises, to gauge their perspectives on benefits that would support the resolution of their identity compromise.


Identity Compromise Victimization Impacts on the Workplace

  • On average, in 2019, an organization fell victim to ransomware every 14 seconds.

Growing Impact on Employers and Employees

  • The ITRC’s 2019 Data Breach Report reveals that 99.99 percent of the non-sensitive records exposed in 2019 were from business-related data breaches (705.1 million records).

How the Move to Remote/Work-From-Home (WFH) as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Everyone

  • Nearly half of the people surveyed said they are forced to find workarounds for security policies while working from home to efficiently do the work required

Key Findings

Download the report to access the additional key findings


To cite this report, please use the following: The Impacts of Identity Theft on Employees and Their Workplace case study, prepared by Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC); Intersections Inc. dba Aura (2020)

The ITRC encourages you to reference our research, analysis and information but requests you credit the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) as the source and include a hyperlink to our website. Altering the information or the ITRC’s analysis is not permitted.

Remote Workforce Video Series

Cultivating Cyber Wellness among a Remote Workforce

In their new video series, Eva Velasquez, Identity Theft Resource Center CEO, and Meghan Solomon, Vice President AURA, discuss the cybersecurity risks that employers face as they transition to a work-from-home model and best practices for keeping their employees and organizations safe from cybercriminals.

The Fraudian Slip Podcast

Survey, Says!

On this episode, James Lee, the COO of the ITRC, discusses identity crimes and how compromises impact individuals, as well as often times makes its way to the workplace with guests Meghan Solomon, the vice president of Strategic Partnerships of Aura and Eva Velasquez, the President and CEO of the ITRC.


The ITRC may feature certain products or services offered by its partners, including Aura. We believe these products, as well as similar, generally available products may be appropriate for use by consumers or businesses to reduce the risk of fraud and/or identity theft. However, the ITRC does not directly or indirectly endorse or guarantee the performance or efficacy of any particular product, including the products referenced in this report.