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Feature   March 1, 2008   by CARS Magazine

Information breakthrough for NASTF

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announced the Secure Data Release Model (SDRM), which allows properly vetted technicians and security professionals to access key codes, immobilizer ...


The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announced 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.”


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