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
www.nastf.org. 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 www.nastf.org.
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
SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force