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 person looks like, and the MercSec promise of a 12-month 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.


MercSec have provided countless placements to us over many years. From taking the position assignment through to the long careers each placement has had, MercSec have always been on top of things. Professional and polite, as head of HR, I will continue to work with them as long as they’ll work with us!

HR Director, Global Vendor

(Consultant) has done an exceptional job for us over numerous business units. From building our security division (including the now CISO) through to half our enterprise infrastructure team that touches on security, (Consultant) was incredibly responsive and delivered an exceptional level of talent every time. No exaggeration – every time. That includes the occasion where three pivotal staff were required to start the same week.

Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Organisation



Steering Your Company


  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Cyber Operations Managers
  • Security Managers
  • Threat Intelligence Officers
  • Strategic Advisory Consultants


Technical Specialists


  • Security Architects
  • Security Analysts
  • IAM Consultants
  • Security Consultants
  • SIEM Analysts
  • Penetration Testers
  • Auditors (ISO 27001)
  • Pre-Sales Consultants


Commercial Positions We Address


  • Sales Directors
  • Major Accounts Managers
  • Regional Sales Managers
  • Technical Account Managers
  • Inside Sales Executives
  • Pre-Sales Consultants


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 services for many years.


When there’s a vacuum in the leadership and execution of security programs within your organisation, things start to slip. The vision and granular attention to detail required to keep your operation safe erodes as the responsiublities are passed onto underqualified general IT staff.

In order to guard against compromises that can bring down a company you need the right leadership and the right senior technical team. MercSec works on a retained basis for Executive Search assignments to provide the pivotal leadership talent that our clients need.

Finding highly capable technical staff is critical when looking at effective execution to improve the security posture of your organisation. MercSec consultants have been working with top security talent for nearly a decade. We have tackled assignments spanning four continents for single-man start-ups through to Big4 leadership positions. We work on assignments for CISO’s, Sales Directors, Pentesters, and everything in between, and MercSec can be a valuable weapon in your arsenal for the war for talent too.

Our headquarters are based in Sydney, Australia with presence in both Melbourne and London, and plans to establish operations in the USA in 2017/8.



Smart hiring is the lifeblood of every organisation. Without an influx of high-performance people to help your company grow and thrive, it will flail and fall behind. The problem is, the whole recruitment process is a drag for companies – we get that. It’s expensive, takes up way too many hours from HR and hiring managers, agency recruiters are pushy sales types, and the whole thing all too often ends in sub-optimal hiring anyway.

Recruitment firms tend to take up time with pointless chit chat and meetings, and occasionally throw a resume your way that’s close enough to interview, and maybe, just maybe that candidate will end up get hired. Is that the best person on the market? Will that person add to both the performance and the culture of your organisation? Likely not.

All MercSec do is Infosec recruitment. We don’t try and be all things to all people – just provide exceptional search & recruitment for information security positions. And we’ve gotten really, really good at it. Whether you’re an enterprise organisation after a Security Architect, a consultancy after a Pentester, or a vendor looking for a Sales Executive or Pre-Sales Specialist, we can help.

Chances are if your organisation has any information security vacuum, MercSec are the best people to find the optimal solution.



From vendors, systems integrators & service providers, through to internal corporate positions – if it’s infosec, we can help your business thrive. We can take you from defining your business requirements, through the search process, and to the on boarding process.


Most of our assignments are retained searches. It means we can focus on the quality of our delivery – what we do best. We are, however, willing to take on exclusive contingent assignments to win the trust of new clients and demonstrate our capabilities.