I think this is a reasonable idea for sure. I agree SIC rips were probably way too easy / affordable / common, so the change is probably a good one (might be too extreme, I'm not privy to the details yet, personally, on how extreme it is now money-wise).
This could open up something perhaps involving cyberdoc - decker/techie engagement with a client who wants some kind of pirate firmware on their SIC chip -- to balance this against competing directly with SIC rips, it'd be a temporary mechanism to defeat what Hek is referring to, or at least counteract it in some way.
Without getting into details, it could outright make the tools in question not work for say, a week, or a few days, then revert. Or it could make them less accurate, or delayed. There's a number of ways it could work, where a SIC rip is still the optimal solution, but getting your cyberdoc to work with a decker to give you a shorter-term solution that's more affordable could buy you time also.
Feels cool, feels themely, and creates a mid-range option without making a SIC rip useless.