What a year this has been. C3X2018 "Genesis" just wrapped up on October 24th and I couldn't be happier (and happy that it's over because I forgot what real sleep feels like). For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, the Canadian Collegiate Cyber Exercise or C3X is an event that Ben Wells ( @1StealthMove ) and myself started working on in 2016, and brought into reality in 2017 with a beta run of the event. You can watch the trailer from last year here: So why did we create C3X at all? Sadly, Canada doesn't have too many red vs. blue, cyber war game type events (at least to my knowledge) and as far as RedBlack is concerned, that's a shame. We have a lot of CTF's and the like, but there's no shortage of those already. We've also come to learn that many students do not get the required and needed exposure of learning about defending Windows environments, ActiveDirectory and being able to put what they'