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Most other sites have chat rooms with unique names that are related to the site's topic, but don't just duplicate the site's name. Here's some examples:

  • SuperUser: Root Access
  • ServerFault: The Comms Room
  • RPG: The Game Table
  • Apple: Ask Different
  • Gaming: The Bridge
  • Cooking: The Frying Pan
  • WordPress: StopPress

Does anyone have ideas for what we could re-name ours to?

http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/151/it-security

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  • FWIW, the moderator chat room for money.SE uses the name The Vault, so you security guys come up with something else, mkay? I've suggested one below :-) – Chris W. Rea Mar 11 '11 at 15:23
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    @ChrisW.Rea - Thanks for the heads-up. Love your suggestion! – Iszi Mar 11 '11 at 17:51
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    So - once we are officially out of beta, shall we take a poll on the top 4 to decide the final name, or shall we just hammer it out in chat:-) – Rory Alsop Mar 23 '11 at 16:31
  • As announced in the banner on all security.stackexchange.com pages, "If you want to vote on the new Security Chat room name, come on into chat before 22:00 UTC 21 April and leave your vote for one of: DMZ, Crypt, SOC or Firewall". – nealmcb Apr 20 '11 at 17:40

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The DMZ.     

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    Declared "the winner" in the chat vote 2011-04-21! – nealmcb Apr 22 '11 at 4:39
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Keeping it simple, and following in the same lines as Comms Room.

Security Operations Center -- SOC

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The Firewall

That also enables facebook-like comments such as "write on your (fire)wall"...

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Here's a new one....

The Crypt

pretty much the way security guys are seen in many orgs anyway....

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    Fasten your drool cups, and ready your vomit bags! We're going to the movies! Frights, camera, action! [cackles] – Scott Pack Mar 22 '11 at 19:09
  • Really liking the Crypt! – Rory Alsop Mar 23 '11 at 15:28
  • So glad you could drop in, kill-seekers! Don't worry about me, it only hearse when I laugh! – Scott Pack Mar 24 '11 at 2:35
  • @packs hmm, if there is ever an SE for medical examiners, or undertakers, they'd probably want this name back.... – AviD Mar 24 '11 at 9:42
  • Of course, it may also be considered stepping on toes for these guys area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/15811/cryptography – AviD Mar 24 '11 at 9:45
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    @Avid The medical examiners can have The Morgue, that sounds reasonable. – Scott Pack Mar 24 '11 at 11:33
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And yet another one that occured to me...

Full Disclosure

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  • I like it!&nbsp – Iszi Apr 8 '11 at 14:34
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Home of Bobby Tables

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The Exploit

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Or, "ITsec", spelling concordant with "IPsec"

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And more on the theme

Redacted

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I'll throw this in, just because it pooped into my head. As the "anti-DMZ" (which I'd expect would be more correct for us), how about...

Air-Gapped
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Following up @Richard - we could have

  • The Bastion
  • The Tower
  • The Keep
  • The Dungeon (or is that for Bondage.stackexchange.com)

along with @AviD's the Crypt, that gives us some good castle-ing

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Adding another one...

Under the Bridge

cuz thats where us security trolls usually live...

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  • Very Red Hot Chili Peppers! – Rory Alsop Apr 4 '11 at 14:00
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Bastion Host

We need more castle-building metaphors.

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Blatantly stolen from a sysadmin suggestion for a different room.

Council of Unspeakables

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