If you follow the Kardashian-Jenner family on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, you will find that they are constantly posting photos that reveal their locations. The famous family has been warned several times not to post locations on social media, but they keep doing it. Now, it may have come back to bite them big time.
Greg Boles, associate managing director with Kroll’s Security Risk Management, told FOX411 that public figures need to find the balance between self-promotion and safety.
"There has to be a nice blend between getting your name out in the media and not giving up too much information that can hurt you. You have to be careful about announcing where you are going to be going,” he said. “Many times they do that because they want to get the media attention, and I understand that, but there is a price to pay for that. There is a lot of advance work that needs to be done.”
Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian’s rep revealed the star was “held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room by two armed men dressed as police officers.” The 35-year-old was robbed of more than $10 million worth of jewelry and her cell phone.
Kardashian’s bodyguard, Pascal Douvier, was photographed accompanying Kardashian’s sisters Kourtney and Kendall at the Arc nightclub in Paris on Sunday night when the robbery took place at the hotel.
And Erik Rasmussen, cyber security leader for Kroll, said it is common for stars to dismiss their security once they are “home.”
“It seems like she is very focused — like a lot of celebrities — on the big fan events and then they sort of drop their guard when they are in the privacy of their own home,” he revealed. “Think of security as a 24/7 operation no matter where you are, and it needs to be a 360 degree view where you can’t say ‘I’m home now in a foreign country. I can let my security personal go home and take the night off’ or something like that.”
And the Paris incident isn’t the first safety concern the family has had. This season on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kylie Jenner’s concerns regarding a stalker were chronicled. Older sister Kourtney Kardashian warned her to stop sharing her location.
“She's one of the most followed people on Snapchat, which shows your location instantly. It's not safe," Kourntey Kardashian said on the show.
On the show, the family revealed that the police told the youngest Jenner to stop posting on Snapchat, but she didn’t listen.
In terms of increasing security moving forward, Rasmussen suggested the Kardashians consider a social media monitoring team.
“To the social media component: There are tools and technologies out there to monitor people’s social media accounts. I don’t know if the Kardashians have it in place but to keep tabs as to who’s looking at it and making comments.”