Edward Farrell CISSP, SSCP

Director & Principal Consultant, Mercury Information Security Services Pty Ltd

Edward Farrell is an Australian Cyber Security professional with nearly two decades of experience. Having gained his SSCP in 2007, Edward went on to gain his CISSP in 2010 and build an extensive career in the penetration testing and cybersecurity consulting industry in Australia. He has served as an industry fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy since 2017, and as an ISC2 trainer since 2019. In addition to his work within ISC2, Edward is a member of the CREST advisory board for Asia-Pacific, and has contributed to training and education in Australia and around the world.

Edward's motivation and objectives as a board member are to contribute to improving the path of how we raise, train and sustain our cybersecurity workforce. This includes avenues to inculcate talent, consolidate learning post certification as well as structured workforces to enable mentorship and pedagogical approaches to learning.

In addition to his education, Edward is the director of Mercury Information Security Services Pty. Ltd., an Australian cybersecurity practice he established in 2015. He is a member of the Royal Australian Army as a reservist, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a 20-year veteran of the Australian Surf Life Saving movement where he has worked as an instructor and jet ski operator.