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According to a recent report from Bit9, less than 1% of enterprises are running the most current version of Java. In fact, more than 90% of organizations use a version of Java that is at least five years old.

Why are so many enterprises still using older versions of Java that are riddled with security holes?

Listen to Episode 91 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Dwayne Melançon and Tim Erlin discuss why old versions of Java continue to haunt devices even after an update, the paradox of change-management, and what Newton’s Third of Motion teaches us about enterprise security.

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  • David

    There are a few reasons why businesses run old versions of Java (and other software)
    * It works OK
    * They are not aware of the security implications of using old versions
    * They may have in-house apps that use deprecated features and no budget for updating
    * It ain't (obviously) broke, so why fix (and maybe break) it?
    * I've got enough to do without worrying about all these updates (admin quote)

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