Netflix has launched Stethoscope, its first project “following a User Focused Security approach”.
Stethoscope is a web application that collects information for a user’s devices and gives them “clear and specific recommendations for securing their systems”.
“If we provide employees with focused, actionable information and low-friction tools, we believe they can get their devices into a more secure state without heavy-handed policy enforcement,” said Netflix.
The company said it tracks the following device configurations, which it calls “practices”.
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“Each practice is given a rating that determines how important it is. The more important practices will sort to the top.”
The system is powered by a Python backend and a React front end, and provides users with a device’s status and notifications of potential issues.
Stethoscope is available on GitHub.