La Monte_Yarborough

La Monte Yarborough MCS, MSIA, MCPM, CISSP

Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

La Monte Yarborough is the Chief Information Security Officer (CIS0) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). La Monte joined HHS' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in January 2020 as its CISO, where he immediately instituted changes to fortify security outcomes. He worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and held several leadership roles in cybersecurity, including serving as the CISO for the DHS Headquarters (HQ) IT organization and at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He stood up the DHS HQ information security organization from the ground up. Before his work at DHS, La Monte was a contractor providing cybersecurity service to DHS HQ and served over 20 years in the U.S. Army, specializing in information technology and cybersecurity. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Webster University, a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Strayer University, and a Master's certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University.