Interesting that the article mentions contact-less as going out of favour in the USA whereas here, (Australia), it has become rather widespread in the last two years or so.
CnP has been around for a few years with banks in the last year or so stating that signatures are no longer required for any CC transactions.
Not particularly concerned about RFID reading of CCs since the process to get a new card/recover funds is pretty painless, (from the one time CC fraud happened to me). Plus it's easy to check whether there's any unauthorised activity on the cards.
I'd be more concerned about protecting objects for which there is no easy way to tell if they've been compromised, eg. ePassport, access card, etc.