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 :-) Mar 11, 2011 at 15:23
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    @ChrisW.Rea - Thanks for the heads-up. Love your suggestion!
    – Iszi
    Mar 11, 2011 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 Mod
    Mar 23, 2011 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, 2011 at 17:40

14 Answers 14


The DMZ.     

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    Declared "the winner" in the chat vote 2011-04-21!
    – nealmcb
    Apr 22, 2011 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, 2011 at 19:09
  • Really liking the Crypt!
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Mar 23, 2011 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, 2011 at 2:35
  • @packs hmm, if there is ever an SE for medical examiners, or undertakers, they'd probably want this name back....
    – AviD Mod
    Mar 24, 2011 at 9:42
  • Of course, it may also be considered stepping on toes for these guys area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/15811/cryptography
    – AviD Mod
    Mar 24, 2011 at 9:45
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    @Avid The medical examiners can have The Morgue, that sounds reasonable.
    – Scott Pack
    Mar 24, 2011 at 11:33

And yet another one that occured to me...

Full Disclosure

  • I like it!&nbsp
    – Iszi
    Apr 8, 2011 at 14:34

Home of Bobby Tables


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...


The Exploit


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


And more on the theme



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 Mod
    Apr 4, 2011 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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