La Monte Yarborough
Chief Information Security Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
La Monte Yarborough is the Chief Information Security Officer (CIS0) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). La Monte joined the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in January 2020 as its CISO, where he immediately instituted changes to fortify security outcomes. Prior to that, he worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he held several leadership roles in cybersecurity, including serving as the CISO for the DHS Headquarters IT organization and also at FEMA. He was involved in standing up the DHS HQ information security organization from the ground up. Prior to his work at DHS, La Monte served as a contractor providing cybersecurity services to DHS HQ and has spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army specializing in information technology and cybersecurity. He holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, an MS in Cybersecurity from Webster University, and an MS in Information Assurance from Strayer University. La Monte also holds a Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from The George Washington University, is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), as well as a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute-Leadership for a Democratic Society Program.