Everyone is at a different place in life. Some are bright eyed and bushy tailed right out of college, while others might be jaded with the job they've held for the past 20 years and want a change. It's important to remember that it doesn't matter where you're at or what you know. I've had many conversations with people who were intimidated by cyber security. Who see the field as full of industry SME's who understand technology on levels they could never achieve.