It is with deep regret we announce that Bill Zalud, Editor Emeritus of Security magazine, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016. The entire Security magazine family greatly mourns his loss.

Bill served as the Editor of both Security magazine and SDM magazine throughout his tenure, starting in 1987, and he spent more than three decades covering and shaping the security industry. In recent years, he continued to research industry trends, write insightful articles and columns, and give help and guidance as our Editor Emeritus.

Security magazine Editor Diane Ritchey adds: “This is truly a great loss to the security industry. Bill was a prolific and talented writer, one who not only informed his audience, but also offered a bit of flair and made the story more interesting and fun to read. I learned so much from him once I took the role of Editor of Security magazine, and I was honored to work with him over the past seven years. More importantly, he was a friend. I will miss his kind and gentle soul.”

It’s hard to find a veteran of the security industry who has not had an interaction with Bill in one way or another, whether through interviews for articles, meetings at tradeshows and industry events, or reading his monthly coverage of technology, trends and solutions for security professionals. Please share your memories of Bill in the comments section below.

You can read Bill's archive of articles, columns and commentary here

Details about arrangements and services will be provided as they are made available.