Staples is the latest in a long line of retailers to suffer a data breach. Many retailers are wondering if they're next. Some companies are looking to implement technology to hopefully avoid an attack on their customers’ data. Near-field communication (NFC) technology is at the top of the list, bringing real-time engagement to customers with smartphones and other enabled devices within a short range. When used for payments, no personal information is "handed over" through the system, making NFC technology a very secure method of wireless communication.