March 2001, the Meson
Group is an international start-up providing cryptography
and data security consulting services. With offices in the United
States and Japan, the company offers specialized staffing resources
to ensure a network's commitment to confidentiality and security.
From small web site security upgrades or vulnerability analysis
to enabling security features in flagship applications, the Meson
Group provides highly qualified development support.
With 15 years of
experience in engineering, product development and launch, and technical
marketing for firms such as Fujifilm, RSA Data Security and Hifn, Jim
Faith currently leads the Marketing and Business Development efforts
for the Meson Group. For the past few years, Jim has focused his professional
career interests on digital currency and cryptographic implementations
of online payment systems. He's one of the three founders of Meson Group.
includes four primary components required by any online security system:
remote authentication and authorization, confidentiality, data integrity
and non-repudiation. "As the global market has increasingly developed
into a commercial infrastructure overlaying the Internet, online security
system technology has been going through an evolution. Security is now
critical to any information infrastructure. It's a fundamental part
of the public consciousness, " Jim declares. Any business application
that allows a customer to purchase products or services online with
the option of different forms of payments must guarantee security features
and requirements. "Specializing in the wireless marketplace, Meson
Group assists any commercial platform in selecting a technology or toolkit
to properly develop a hacker-resistant application and implement its
security system," Jim continues. "The company business is
growing and looks at Japan and Scandinavia with its high percentage
of wireless users as the most profitable global markets," he continues.
The Meson staff
has a long history of working with development tools and languages,
from Verilog to Assembly, 'C', C++, and Java. Its team is experienced
in the development of software, hardware, firmware, client, server,
n-tier, and embedded applications. The staff has extensive experience
with Windows and Unix operating systems and development tools, as well
as experience designing and using cryptographic tokens (such as smart
cards, digital wallets, and iButtons), hardware accelerators, and cryptographic
By performing accurate analysis of a customer network and assisting
in configuring secure web servers, virtual private networks and firewalls,
the Meson team can develop a threat and vulnerability model to extrapolate
and implement security policies and assist in the selection, installation,
and integration of security products.
Based on trust,
Global eCommerce uses cryptography through firewalls and virtual private
network channels to develop online protection systems (digital financial
systems, digital trademarks, digital certificates) requiring security
"In the year
2000 a Federal law passed which declared the digital signature as a
legally binding technology," Jim Faith remarks. Digital identification
systems prevent digital identity theft and fraud. "Online copyright
infringement has created a need to develop systems of digital artwork
protection such as watermarks," Jim continues. International laws
allow technology to evolve towards securing paperless ways of conducting
business transactions in the global marketplace and publishing online
under secure copyright protection.
Online data security
systems are in great demand in the healthcare industry, where secure
data storage of personal/private information is required. Secure private
protocol channels ("sessions") are now embedded in most popular
Web browsers, which allows cryptography to provide cheaper ways to exchange
confidential information and currency in the global network and makes
this technology increasingly more affordable to the small business community
and the private user.
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Develops Local Initiatives for eLearning and Global eCommerce with
Four New Board of Director Members
MBITA was founded
as a local international business league for the tri-county Monterey
Bay region fifteen years ago. Six years ago it was selected as the Monterey
Bay region partner to unprecedented public-private trade promotion program
Now MBITA has developed new initiatives to share its international network
and expertise with the Monterey Bay area business community with new
programs focused on eLearning and Global eCommerce.
Four new Board of
Director members, all local leaders in business, education and technology,
have joined the MBITA Board of Directors. They are: Dr. Ed Valeau,
President of Hartnell College;
Jeffrey J. Munks, Assistant Dean of
SFSU College of Extended Learning
and founder of Language Line
Knowledge Systems; Professor Victor Cordell of the Monterey
Institute of International Studies (MIIS), the Monterey
Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (MPCC) and Marcelo Siero of 'Houses.com'
and former owner of 'loans.com' fame.
"With our new
emphasis on providing Global eCommerce eLearning services to the local
business community and in order to help us meet our new objectives for
the new century, we are delighted to have the local 'movers & shakers'
in education and technology join the MBITA Board of Directors",
states Tony Livoti, Executive Director of MBITA.
MBITA's new program
initiative begins with a series of Global eCommerce courses this summer
at Hartnell College
in Salinas, as part of its Workforce and Community Development Program.
This program is intended for local entrepreneurs, business, industry
and government. "By affiliating with MBITA as a leader in Global
eCommerce eLearning courses, we believe that Hartnell College can be
a model for the California Community College system in providing training
in the new methods of conducting global trade", states Dr. Valeau
of Hartnell College.
on all MBITA programs and services can be found in the MBITA
You may register
online for the course at Hartnell College, held on three consecutive
Saturdays (July 7,14,21) at: http;//www.hartnell.cc.ca.us/pathways/
Bay Region Forms Economic Ties with
Osaka, Japan with
G-BOC 2001 Promotion
MBITA has formed
an economic development program between the Monterey Bay region and
the Osaka Prefecture in
Osaka plays a major
role as the center of the Japanese economy. A rich store of knowledge
rooted in history and tradition combined with a wealth of unsurpassed
technology creates a powerful base for Osaka's vibrant and active economy.
Osaka's GDP amounted to $318 billion putting it on par with that of
a developed country. "Osaka is the heart of entrepreneurial Japan. Over
two-thirds of its companies are small and medium-sized firms which match
up well with the businesses in the Monterey Bay region", states Tony
Livoti, Executive director of MBITA. "Our high-tech companies with their
proprietary Internet technology is of special interest to Osaka's business
community", continues Mr. Livoti.
As part of this
region-to-region economic development Program, MBITA and the Osaka
Chamber of Commerce have announced the G-BOC
2001 Conference in Osaka, Japan.
G-BOC 2001 will
be held in Osaka on October 22-23-24, 2001. G-BOC is an annual international
business event aimed at developing new business opportunities for foreign
companies. This purely business-oriented event has annually contributed
to creating new business opportunities on a global scale, through its
unique pre-arranged 'Individual Business Talks', and up-to-date informative
seminars and lectures.
To provide opportunities
for efficient and fruitful business talks, the G-BOC Secretariat makes
prior arrangements for talks between you and your potential business
partners in Japan after considering your individual requests and needs.
The Individual Business Talks cover a wide range of subjects including
export/import, business/technical tie-ups, joint ventures, and investments
in many fields of industries.
Business Talks" at G-BOC are best suited for those interested in
establishing business with Japanese companies or expanding their network
in Japan. The G-BOC Secretariat will make maximum efforts to locate
your potential Japanese partners based on your business needs and inform
you of them prior to G-BOC 2001. Pre-arranged "Individual Business
Talks" are unique to G-BOC, and are not found at any other international
trade fair, exhibition or conference. This program has achieved satisfactory
results at all prior G-BOC events.
G-BOC 2000 attracted
544 overseas participants from 32 overseas economies, as well as numerous
representatives of about 2,500 Japanese companies. The G-BOC 2001 conference
covers a wide range of subjects including export/import business, technical
tie-ups, joint ventures, and investments in many fields of industries
and aims at finding your best potential business partners in Japan.
"The G-BOC conference
is just the beginning. We plan trade missions to and from Japan and
have some more exciting trade promotion services coming soon with the
Osaka Prefecture, says Mr. Livoti.
details and online application visit the G-BOC
2001 web site
or call the MBITA office at 831-469-0148.
New Century Plan
has many exciting plans for the next few years, which you won't want
is keeping pace with the latest in Internet assistance for international
trade! Our Trade Manager is up on the latest URL's and technical tools
online to complete most aspects of a global trade transaction.
Global eCommerce has become a specialty for MBITA Executive Director
Tony Livoti. MBITA will be holding presentations and trainings throughout
the three counties.
RUSSIAN - US
Working in alliance with the Far Eastern Center for Economic Development
in Vladivostok, MBITA will develop an online portal to connect Californian
and Russian Small-to-Mid Sized Enterprises.
known as a "language learning center" and rightly this includes eLearning.
MBITA hopes to co-host a conference in Monterey to promote the development
and use of eLearning tools.
IMPACTS OF NAFTA
network of export assistance centers in California is closely tracking
the implications of NAFTA policy and the development of FTAA. We will
monitor regional impacts and keep you informed.