Tuesday, May 13 marks the next Microsoft security patch release.
When the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) signed Order 791 in January 2014, more than 400 utilities suddenly faced a tight timetable to plan for and comply with version 5 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity standards.
Microsoft has issued an out of band security update to patch the zero day vulnerability that affects all versions of Internet Explorer and is being actively exploited in the wild in targeted attacks seemingly directed against US-based defense and financial firms.
Adobe has pushed out new versions of Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux, as a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability affecting the software is being actively exploited in the wild.
Oracle's April 2014 Critical Patch Update has been released, and solves a total of 104 vulnerabilities found across many of its products, including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Supply Chain Product Suite, Oracle iLearning, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Java SE, Oracle and Sun Systems Products Suite, Oracle Linux and Virtualization, and Oracle MySQL.