Hiring the wrong candidate is an enormous risk forany business.

From Analysts, to Executives, to Board Members,

we remove that risk through process experience, and back it up with our extended guarantee.

Companies

Your Challenge 

Attracting and onboarding talent for your business has never been more challenging. Making sure the right talent is chosen has never been more important. 

We Get Technology.

We understand how difficult it is for organisations to find, engage, and secure the talent they need to thrive. You need the right people working for your company to perform or it costs time, money, and aspirin.

We're Effecient.

MercSec only deals with the top 15% of candidates for your organisation, selected through our machine learning & automated tools. Our Time to Hire (TtH) is much faster, and our guarantee period double compared to industry averages.

We're Experienced.

MercSec brings experience and maturity to the Retained Search and Recruitment functions for the information security market globally. Every one of our people has also worked within the security industry and understands each role.

Single Discipline

Singular Results

How do you make sure that you’re hiring the right people, and how do you keep the right people around in an industry where the best people are pulled constantly by the shiniest new thing? 

We know what the right type of candidates, and the MercSec promise of a replacement guarantee means that you can be confident in our delivery.

Our automated systems engaging candidates means we are constantly growing, developing, and nurturing our talent network. Then when it comes to identifying and starting conversations with an initial candidate pool, our advanced systems help us do the heavy lifting and pool ideal candidates so we can talk and start the screening process.

Whether a vendor looking for a new Sales Director, an organisation looking for a new CISO, or a consultancy looking for a Pentester, MercSec provide retained Search & Recruitment for information security related positions to organisations across APAC. We are the solution.

Our consultants aren’t graduates, they aren’t generalists, and they aren’t back-packers. The person you’re dealing with now, will be the same person in 6 months, 18 months, 3 years time – someone that’s been inside infosec search for many years.

Whether technical, commercial, or executive leadership positions, we can handle it. We work with Tier-1 vendors, consultancies and service providers, as well as pivotal internal security positions for enterprise organisations.

Candidates

HOW WE HELP

We're Knowledgeable.

We work with infosec professionals over the course of their careers, and can offer insight and advice at each junction. By working with MercSec, we can help you plan and move forward in your career, and let you know as soon as your right next step appears.

We Walk the Talk.

Imagine no longer having to explain what you do or how you do it. MercSec are exclusively an Infosec Search & Recruitment organisation that covers the gamut; traditional infrastructure, appsec, and secure development positions for organisations across the globe.

We're Specialists.

Because we’re specialists, leading organisations tend to work with us as preference across infosec. That means (especially for retained search) that we’re the only organisation tackling the assignment, and will in a methodical, thorough, and professional way. 

The Technology We Cover

Every IT Role is a Security Role

Security pervades every last function inside technology. From traditional analysts to

Secure-SDLC

Development

Secure-SDLC is no longer an option. The developers we work with must demonstrate a knowledge of secure development practices.

Networks & Systems

It all starts at Layer One. Without an intelligent approach to security from the Physical Layer on up, you’re building a house on sand.

CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS

Positions

 

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PEOPLE LIKE US

Testimonials

As a newcomer to Australia and the Sydney job market, I found an excellent recruitment agent in [MercSec]. Through his prior experience in IT, [MercSec] was able to fully discuss and understand my career aspirations, including all technical jargon and needs. What most impressed me about [MercSec] is he always delivered his promises. If [MercSec] said he could get me an interview, he did. If he said he would call me the next day, he did. In my experience, it has been common for a recruiter to promise much and deliver little. In short, [MercSec] is different; he is a reliable and honest individual and I recommend him highly to any person looking for work in the Australian IT marketplace, with emphasis on UNIX type roles. [MercSec]
Robert Annandale
Fairfax Media
As a newcomer to Australia and the Sydney job market, I found an excellent recruitment agent in [MercSec]. Through his prior experience in IT, [MercSec] was able to fully discuss and understand my career aspirations, including all technical jargon and needs. What most impressed me about [MercSec] is he always delivered his promises. If [MercSec] said he could get me an interview, he did. If he said he would call me the next day, he did. In my experience, it has been common for a recruiter to promise much and deliver little. In short, [MercSec] is different; he is a reliable and honest individual and I recommend him highly to any person looking for work in the Australian IT marketplace, with emphasis on UNIX type roles. [MercSec]
Robert Annandale
Fairfax Media
[MercSec] is one of very few IT recruitment consultants that I've enjoyed working with. He is friendly, honest, punctual and dependable, always ensuring his clients are well informed and comfortably guided through the recruitment process. I would have no hesitation in recommending [MercSec] to anyone seeking assistant finding employment or to a recruitment agency looking to hire a decent recruitment consultant.
David Bourke
Experteq
[MercSec] is one of very few IT recruitment consultants that I've enjoyed working with. He is friendly, honest, punctual and dependable, always ensuring his clients are well informed and comfortably guided through the recruitment process. I would have no hesitation in recommending [MercSec] to anyone seeking assistant finding employment or to a recruitment agency looking to hire a decent recruitment consultant.
David Bourke
Experteq
[MercSec] clearly sticks out in my recent memory as the most thorough and professional recruiter I've encountered. He truly goes the extra mile in terms of research, presenting that information in a concise form that allows the candidate to approach their prospective position with complete confidence. Thank you [MercSec].
Nicholas Blackledge
NTT Ltd.
[MercSec] clearly sticks out in my recent memory as the most thorough and professional recruiter I've encountered. He truly goes the extra mile in terms of research, presenting that information in a concise form that allows the candidate to approach their prospective position with complete confidence. Thank you [MercSec].
Nicholas Blackledge
NTT Ltd.
[MercSec] has the abilty to look beyond the obvious, his foresight and iniatiative has led to him connecting my company to an industry leader in business continuity software development. [MercSec] works hard to build strong relationships as this is the life blood of his industry, he is good at what he does, I have no hesitation in recommending [MercSec].
David Bird
Director, Ocean Consulting Group
[MercSec] has the abilty to look beyond the obvious, his foresight and iniatiative has led to him connecting my company to an industry leader in business continuity software development. [MercSec] works hard to build strong relationships as this is the life blood of his industry, he is good at what he does, I have no hesitation in recommending [MercSec].
David Bird
Director, Ocean Consulting Group
I was recently headhunted by [MercSec] for a new position and he perfectly matched my prospective employer's needs to my experience and skill-set. His professionalism, research and experience in the I.T. field were second-to-none, and he provided ample resources and guidance to ensure I was successful in the many stages of the interview process en-route to my accepting the role. I would have no hesitation in engaging [MercSec]'s services as either an employer or employee as i have no doubt there would be another quality result.
David Sirr
Okta, Inc
I was recently headhunted by [MercSec] for a new position and he perfectly matched my prospective employer's needs to my experience and skill-set. His professionalism, research and experience in the I.T. field were second-to-none, and he provided ample resources and guidance to ensure I was successful in the many stages of the interview process en-route to my accepting the role. I would have no hesitation in engaging [MercSec]'s services as either an employer or employee as i have no doubt there would be another quality result.
David Sirr
Okta, Inc
If there is one thing that comes straight to mind when I think of [MercSec] it’s his communication, and his ability to provide plenty of it. Not only have that but he posses sincerity as well as diligence when working in partnership with anyone. I most certainly would work in partnership with [MercSec] again should the need arise without hesitation.
Mark E. Thompson
State Library of Queensland
If there is one thing that comes straight to mind when I think of [MercSec] it’s his communication, and his ability to provide plenty of it. Not only have that but he posses sincerity as well as diligence when working in partnership with anyone. I most certainly would work in partnership with [MercSec] again should the need arise without hesitation.
Mark E. Thompson
State Library of Queensland
It is a pleasure to recommend [MercSec]. He approach his candidates with great professionalism and in a friendly manner. I was really impressed with the way [MercSec] guided me through to be a successful candidate. With the great knowledge on IT processes and applications he was able to answer all the job related queries I had and gave me insight on the future opportunities. I found [MercSec] the most valuable person with a positive attitude.
Manik Misra
M3 Logistics
It is a pleasure to recommend [MercSec]. He approach his candidates with great professionalism and in a friendly manner. I was really impressed with the way [MercSec] guided me through to be a successful candidate. With the great knowledge on IT processes and applications he was able to answer all the job related queries I had and gave me insight on the future opportunities. I found [MercSec] the most valuable person with a positive attitude.
Manik Misra
M3 Logistics
[MercSec] is a motivated person who makes sure he helps you meet the obective you need which also helps him meet his objectives. I would strongly reccomend [MercSec] to other busines colleagues that I work with as a first point of contact for what he does based on his experience, his personal nature towards you as a client and his motivation in making sure the job gets done.
Eric Lewis
The Star Entertainment Group
[MercSec] is a motivated person who makes sure he helps you meet the obective you need which also helps him meet his objectives. I would strongly reccomend [MercSec] to other busines colleagues that I work with as a first point of contact for what he does based on his experience, his personal nature towards you as a client and his motivation in making sure the job gets done.
Eric Lewis
The Star Entertainment Group
[MercSec] was amazing to work with, a truely genuine guy who cares about his clients. I would not hesistate to work with him again!
Tim Beech
Ezypay
[MercSec] was amazing to work with, a truely genuine guy who cares about his clients. I would not hesistate to work with him again!
Tim Beech
Ezypay
[MercSec] is extremely approachable, professional, and efficient. He has the ability to match resources, with appropriate companies or teams, paying attention to more than just what is on paper. In my case, [MercSec] was able to match my personality, to the right company from a cultural perspective - I've learned it's not all about just matching a skill set to a job role, you need to find the right "people" as well. [MercSec] has the ability to do this, and I could not be happier in my current role, which he placed me in. I have no hesitation in recommending [MercSec] for any position he may pursue.
Ernesto Deus
The Star Entertainment Group
[MercSec] is extremely approachable, professional, and efficient. He has the ability to match resources, with appropriate companies or teams, paying attention to more than just what is on paper. In my case, [MercSec] was able to match my personality, to the right company from a cultural perspective - I've learned it's not all about just matching a skill set to a job role, you need to find the right "people" as well. [MercSec] has the ability to do this, and I could not be happier in my current role, which he placed me in. I have no hesitation in recommending [MercSec] for any position he may pursue.
Ernesto Deus
The Star Entertainment Group
[MercSec] is straight shooter, a rare trait in his line of work. With an infectious sense of humour and attentive nature he is quick to respond to requests beyond expectations.
Hank Opdam, CISO
The Star Entertainment Group
[MercSec] is straight shooter, a rare trait in his line of work. With an infectious sense of humour and attentive nature he is quick to respond to requests beyond expectations.
Hank Opdam, CISO
The Star Entertainment Group
With my experience in recruitment (both as a hiring manager and as a candidate), I believe [MercSec] is one of those consultants who thoroughly understand their work and know how to meet the requirements of their client by finding the perfect skill match. [MercSec] is very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly which makes him excel in the recruitment process. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for employment and to any recruitment firms.
Shobhit Khurana
Lendlease
With my experience in recruitment (both as a hiring manager and as a candidate), I believe [MercSec] is one of those consultants who thoroughly understand their work and know how to meet the requirements of their client by finding the perfect skill match. [MercSec] is very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly which makes him excel in the recruitment process. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for employment and to any recruitment firms.
Shobhit Khurana
Lendlease
I have been so impressed with [MercSec]'s attention to detail and personal touch when it came to assist me with my next Career opportunity. I have already recommended him to friends, as he is reliable and always looks for the win-win for both parties concerned in the transaction.
Steven Powell
Equinix
I have been so impressed with [MercSec]'s attention to detail and personal touch when it came to assist me with my next Career opportunity. I have already recommended him to friends, as he is reliable and always looks for the win-win for both parties concerned in the transaction.
Steven Powell
Equinix
I have been so impressed with [MercSec's] attention to detail and personal touch when it came to assist me with my next Career opportunity. I have already recommended him to friends, as he is reliable and always looks for the win-win for both parties concerned in the transaction.
Ian Dineen
Trend Micro
I have been so impressed with [MercSec's] attention to detail and personal touch when it came to assist me with my next Career opportunity. I have already recommended him to friends, as he is reliable and always looks for the win-win for both parties concerned in the transaction.
Ian Dineen
Trend Micro
[MercSec] has a very strong work ethic, engages well with people and always remains professional. The consultant delivered consistently and was open and honest. These attributes are invaluable.
Tong Wu
Trend Micro
[MercSec] has a very strong work ethic, engages well with people and always remains professional. The consultant delivered consistently and was open and honest. These attributes are invaluable.
Tong Wu
Trend Micro
[MercSec] is what a recruiter should be, methodical, efficient and thinks outside the box. [MercSec] has taken the time to listen to my needs in what i'm looking for in the next step of my career. He has a "do whatever it takes" type of approach. He has a very easy going personality and I would recommend him to any of my colleagues any day of the week. Thanks [MercSec], You're a Champ!
Naveed Kazi
COFENSE
[MercSec] is what a recruiter should be, methodical, efficient and thinks outside the box. [MercSec] has taken the time to listen to my needs in what i'm looking for in the next step of my career. He has a "do whatever it takes" type of approach. He has a very easy going personality and I would recommend him to any of my colleagues any day of the week. Thanks [MercSec], You're a Champ!
Naveed Kazi
COFENSE
[MercSec] has an energetic confidence with clear and concise advice mixed with a touch of light-hearted humour. During the hiring process, [MercSec] checked in at every step of the way, on hand with answers and tips for any questions that I had. I'd highly recommend [MercSec] for your next recruitment process.
Rob Hussey
SBS
[MercSec] has an energetic confidence with clear and concise advice mixed with a touch of light-hearted humour. During the hiring process, [MercSec] checked in at every step of the way, on hand with answers and tips for any questions that I had. I'd highly recommend [MercSec] for your next recruitment process.
Rob Hussey
SBS

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