I am having SharePoint Server 2013 and Patching team did install SharePoint 2013 Security/Windows/OS Patches and it did changed the Configuration database version from August 2015(prior to patch) to July 2016( after OS and Security Patches).SharePoint Team didn't even install any SharePoint CU's but the DB versions have been upgraded in Central Admin.
I am sure that doesn't mean the July 2016 CU is installed? Correct ?. I still would have to install the CU's separately and I was planning to do the May 2016 CU(unless anybody recommends June or July or August 2016) as I would like to stay couple of CU's behind Microsoft. Any recommendations?