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?


  • 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

Keeping it simple, and following in the same lines as Comms Room.

Security Operations Center -- SOC


The Firewall

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


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

And yet another one that occured to me...

Full Disclosure

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

Home of Bobby Tables


The Exploit


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


And more on the theme



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...


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


Adding another one...

Under the Bridge

cuz thats where us security trolls usually live...

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

We need more castle-building metaphors.


Blatantly stolen from a sysadmin suggestion for a different room.

Council of Unspeakables

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