OPTIUM CYBER SYSTEMS CONTRACTS INVESTOR RELATIONS SERVICES THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – (May 17, 2018) – Optium Cyber Systems “Optium” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: OCSY), has developed a proprietary process to analyze then identify cyber security vulnerabilities in critical corporate IT infrastructure. OCSI has recently launched a multi-tiered vulnerability discovery and reporting process designed for the health care industry focusing on hospitals, nursing homes and doctor’s officers. OCSI, is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a yearlong contract with Emerging Markets Consulting, LLC (“EMC”). EMC specializes in supporting small and midcap companies gain exposure with individual investors. “We are very pleased to be working with EMC;” commented George M. Rutherford, President of OCSI. “OCSI is entering a new growth phase of its business plan which will focus mainly on increasing the monetization of its cyber security platform. We believe that EMC’s proven track record and veteran investor relations team will effectively get our message out to current and prospective investors.” James S. Painter III, President of EMC, stated, “We are proud to be representing Optium. We have reviewed the Companies progress and have been very impressed with management and their business. Additionally, the company has made solid moves in share restructure and corporate structure to try and improve shareholder value. We see a bright future and a large number of potential opportunities in the cyber security sector.” About Emerging Markets Consulting, LLC Based in Clermont, Florida with an office in New York, Emerging Markets Consulting, LLC (“EMC”) brings over 40 years of combined experience in the investor relations industry. EMC is an international investor relations firm with affiliates worldwide. EMC is relationship driven and results oriented. EMC’s goal is to select the right clients and to concentrate its resources and efforts to serve a limited number of high quality clients. For more information, please visit emergingmarketsllc.com About Optium Cyber Security, Inc. OCSI has developed a proprietary process to analyze, identify and address cyber security vulnerabilities in an organization’s critical IT infrastructure which is scalable to any size organization in any industry. OCSI has recently launched in the health care sector, focusing on protecting health care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes and doctor’s offices from cyberthreats such as the manipulation of medical devices or theft of patient records. OCSI is a publicly traded company having its common shares quoted on the OTC Markets under the symbol “OCSY”. Forward-looking Statements Note: This press release contains “forward looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and management’s views and assumptions regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Optium cannot provide assurances that the matters described in this press release will be successfully completed or that the company will realize the anticipated benefits of any transaction. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: global economic and market conditions; the war on terrorism and the potential for war or other hostilities in other parts of the world; the availability of financing and lines of credit; successful integration of acquired or merged businesses; changes in interest rates; management’s ability to forecast revenues and control expenses, especially on a quarterly basis; unexpected decline in revenues without a corresponding and timely slowdown in expense growth; the company’s ability to retain key management and employees; intense competition and the company’s ability to meet demand at competitive prices and to continue to introduce new products and new versions of existing products that keep pace with technological developments, satisfy increasingly sophisticated customer requirements and achieve market acceptance; relationships with significant suppliers and customers; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in Optium SEC filings. Optium undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this release. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Optium’s business, please refer to the risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Optium Inc.’s SEC filings. For more information, please visit www.optiumcyber.com; or contact: Emerging Markets Consulting, LLC Mr. James S. Painter III President w: 1 (321) 206-6682 m: 1 (407) 340-0226 f: 1 (352) 429-0691 email: jamespainter@emergingmarketsllc.com website: www.emergingmarketsllc.com Optium Cyber Systems, Inc. Investor Relations Tom Nelson w: 1 (480) 326-8577 email: tenassociates33@gmail.com Optium Cyber Systems, Inc. Operations George M. Rutherford President w: 1 (936) 559-7407 m: 1 (936) 689-7380 email: info@optiumcyber.com website: www.optiumcyber.com