Anyway after being reintroduced I've spent a small bit of time going around looking at various different things and think I've probably found a perfect career choice. I've always been gifted with computers and had a knack for picking things up extremely quickly software side of things. From starting out in computers on a more advanced level at 14, I landed a full time job at 16 however burnt myself out after just a few months and became discouraged.
Anyhow at 24 I feel it's time to go back to what I'm not only good at, I'm passionate for. What always interested me with computers was a fixation for how software worked and really being able to sink my teeth into so many different aspects and feel rewarded with the knowledge I learnt. I have also had a fixation with more of the fairy tale type hackers from a young age however as I've matured that interest has also matured into the ramifications of such hacking and counter measures in dealing with it.
With this in mind I've done a little research and found a few places here in the UK that offer Computer Security degrees that I'm strongly considering. However while I have a small bit of knowledge of what is required for this profession, there is so much information to take in which seems a little overhwhelming to try and get a good overview.
With this in mind I was hoping someone could possibly point me in the right direction hopefully in the form of a nice big book I can sink my teeth into. I'm generally just looking for a good overview of what computer security entails and what I'd be expected to learn and do on a daily basis so that I know if i've made the right choice or not to think about getting into it. Any ideas or other advice?
Wow a bit of a rambling.. I assume most people here aren't ADD sufferers but for those who are.. TLDR Version : Good beginners books for a decent overview of what ethical hacking and cybersecurity entails?