“Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject.” -David Forgan
I’ve loved the game of golf since I was 5 years old. My folks honorably post a picture of me at that age with me outfitted with every sport equipment possible – golf, football, soccer, tennis, baseball, etc. But it was golf that stuck. It’s a game of constant challenge of oneself, the elements and builds character.
Recently, JASK announced our sponsorship of Bryson DeChambeau, a professional golfer who in just his 2nd year on tour has won two tournaments, ranked as high as 4 in the Fedex Cup and is currently ranked 23rd in the world. In his college days, Bryson was one of the most successful golfers– winning both the NCAA Division I Championship and the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament in the same year. Only the fifth player in history to do that other than Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore.
Bryson’s story is unique. He is from Modesto, California and a strapping young lad, blond, tall, handsome, smart – an all-American boy through and through. He’s a big car enthusiast, health nut, loves music, is a talented artist and incredibly driven to do things differently. He learned golf out in the ‘countryside’ of California for a chance to get a higher education and a chance to be one of the best in the world. What’s intriguing about Bryson is his approach …to everything, but especially golf.
Early in his life, Bryson was recognized as a ‘brilliant mind’ with math. At age 6 he had a command of mental math and algebra. As he matured through high school and college, physics became his focus. As such, he applied his two loves of math and golf and ended up developing an approach to the game that is working to make him one of the best in the world.
Bryson’s clubs, which are 37½ inches long, the length of a standard 6-iron, are set at 72-degree lie angles that are 10 degrees more upright than standard. To achieve a consistent swing weight, all the heads weigh 278 grams. He has applied math to a game hundreds of years old that previously only focused on ‘feel’. Modernizing the way the golf swing works, he’s reduced the volume of variables and simplified it to a point of consistent expectation.
JASK is proud to associate ourselves with Bryson’s passion for applying math to make life simpler and his drive for success. We started JASK to modernize security operations – reducing organizational risk and improving human efficiency – through the use of math (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning).
We know cybersecurity has become tenuous to manage due to the volume and variables of raw data a human has to monitor, manipulate, manage and analyze. Cybersecurity isn’t a technology problem, it’s a human problem. The technology today has forced humans to work around what is available, but proper cyber operations need to be freed to allow human analysts to do what they are best at – the subjective decision making based off proper technical data correlation.
At JASK, we’re maturing a static segment of the cybersecurity industry that has not innovated. We’re providing an open data access platform to ingest data from anything, applying advanced math and dynamic correlation rules to give an analyst broad organizational visibility to virtually any data source, but presenting it an a simple, straight forward dashboard that lets them instantly know what’s important to investigate and what’s not.
Our offering is called the JASK Autonomous Security Operations Center Platform (ASOC). Like Bryon’s approach – its modernizing the traditional way of doing things, and similarly JASK is proving this approach is winning too.
Good luck Bryson!
“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” -Arnold Palmer