Technology Record - Issue 31: Winter 2023

27 ENow Software has launched a free application governance assessment tool to help organisations strengthen their security posture by gaining complete insight into, and control over, all of their Microsoft Entra ID applications. The ENow AppGov Score tool runs more than 24 different checks against an organisation’s tenant to provide a comprehensive application governance assessment report. The scoring system takes into account Microsoft-recommended identity best practices and the input of experienced Microsoft Security Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). Identity teams can provide the necessary information within five minutes and will receive their AppGov Score Report shortly after. The AppGov data enables them to identify which applications are lurking in their tenant and successfully implement a comprehensive application governance strategy. “Misconfigured and overprivileged apps are a huge problem and are now being exploited by adversaries,” said Sander Berkouwer, a Microsoft Security MVP. “It‘s great to see that ENow Software has tackled this problem head on” Organisations can check their application governance status by obtaining their free AppGov Score and Application Governance Assessment report at: Xbox and Inworld AI have partnered to develop AI-powered tools for game creators. The firms will develop an AI design copilot to assist game designers with creative ideas, turning prompts into detailed scripts, dialogue trees, quests and more. They will also build an AI character runtime engine that can be integrated into games to enable new narratives with stories, quests and dialogue for players to experience. “As with all creators tools we make at Xbox, our goal is to deliver state-of-the-art AI tools for game developers of any size, anywhere in the world and on every platform,” said Haiyan Zhang, general manager of gaming AI at Xbox. “We want to help make it easier for developers to realise their visions, try new things, push the boundaries of gaming today and experiment to improve gameplay, player connection and more.” Xbox and Inworld AI to bring the power of artificial intelligence to game developers Photo: iStock/blackCAT ENow creates free security assessment tool for Microsoft Entra ID Photo composite: Unspash/Windows and ENow