From lambda functions and microservices to Kubernetes and machine learning: We have heard of devops and shifting left, S3 buckets, APIs and enough terminology to ensure everyone's success at buzzword bingo. But what does all of this mean when it comes to business operations and unnecessary complexities? Who is making the choices that impact the security of client information? We hear about the epic fails that make it to the news, but make no mistake, there are countless operational, implementational and managerial mistakes happening all of the time which can impact security. This talk will discuss some of those mistakes and highlight a few key takeaways to help keep a level of sanity for you and your teammates. The complexity isn't going anywhere in the short term, let's focus on what we can control and aim for the best outcomes.