NASTF Releases Secure Data Release Model (SDRM)

Feb 07, 2008, 00:00 ET from National Automotive Service Task Force

    LEESBURG, Va., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National
 Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has announced that the Secure Data
 Release Model (SDRM), which allows properly vetted technicians and security
 professionals to access key codes, immobilizer PINs and other
 security-related information, has been released to the industry. "The NASTF
 Vehicle Security Committee has been working on the SDRM model for over
 three years and we are pleased to have achieved this historic agreement.
 Until now, there has never been general access to the security-related
 information available directly from the vehicle manufacturers," said
 Charlie Gorman, NASTF Chairman.
     Details about the SDRM are now available on the NASTF website at This information covers the registration process and the
 requirements necessary for a repairer or other security professional to
 access this security-related information. The website also provides a link
 to download the necessary forms to apply for inclusion in the national
 registry, which prequalifies participants who will then be able to access
 the security-related information directly from automaker websites.
     "The NASTF Board of Directors is extremely proud of the Vehicle
 Security Committee members whose hard work and dedication helped develop
 the answer to one of the most difficult and important questions regarding
 information access," added Gorman. "In addition, I'd like to acknowledge
 the roles of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), the Associated
 Locksmiths of America (ALOA) and the National Insurance Crime Bureau
 (NICB), whose help was invaluable in devising a system which will meet
 consumer needs while protecting the integrity of vehicle security systems,
 the intellectual property of auto manufacturers, the privacy and property
 of consumers and the insurability of vehicles at affordable rates."
     NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps
 in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information,
 service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of
 automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was
 incorporated in 2006. Additional details can be found at
     As a 501(c)6 not-for profit organization, NASTF takes no position on
 any legislation that may be proposed or pending in state or national
 legislative bodies.

SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force